February 1, Chinese couplets, zodiac, paper cutting, lanterns and other typical Chinese decorations were arranged in every corner of the Edith Cavell school, from kindergarten children to junior high school students were prepared a very good performance, celebrated the Chinese New Year with the whole school’s students and teachers.
Accompanied by melodious music, the students waving dragon into the center of the stage, attracted everyone’s warm cheers and applause, the Chinese New Year show also opened the curtain. Kindergarten children showed their homemade chicken mask and the dragon mask, G1-2 performed a scarf dance and Chinese songs. When the host introduced one of the customs about Chinese new year is give red envelopes to each other, the students gave their well-made red envelopes with most sincere blessing to their classmates and teachers around. A very popular Chinese song was performed by G3-4 students. Confucius Institute martial arts teacher Mr Guan was invited to perform for the teachers and students of the Chinese martial arts. The two-person handkerchief was played by G5-6, G7-8 students brought us a model fashion show, also draw a perfect ending for the New Year.
Mrs Teng Jing, Director of the Confucius Institute, was invited to participate in the event, she gave everyone New year’s wish and hoped to strengthen the cooperation with Edith Cavell School. Edith Cavell Principal Ms Donna expressed her high praise for the Chinese New Year show and expressed her admiration for the work of the Confucius Institute volunteer teachers in the past three years.
The Chinese New Year celebration, attracted every teacher and student involve in and understood the Chinese New Year culture. They said, whether it is hand-made work or stage performances, they all experienced a real Chines New Year !
新省孔院外方院长滕菁女士应邀参与了本次活动并发表讲话，祝愿大家新年快乐，希望能够继续加强与Edith Cavell学校的合作。Edith Cavell校长Donna女士对本次中国新年活动表示了高度的赞许，并对三年来孔院志愿者们在学校的工作给予了充分肯定。