Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival or Duanyang Festival, together with Chinese Lunar New Year and Mid-autumn Festival, are considered as three most important festivals for Chinese descendents. Three of the most widespread activities for Duanwu Festival are eating (and preparing) zongzi, hanging Aicao and racing dragon boats. On June 16th, a special dragon boat race was held in WRES, all the Grade 4 and Grade 5 students participated in the Race.
Prior to the race, 4-A class led all the students singing two songs in Chinese, showing their remarkable achievement in Chinese learning. Mrs. Teng Jing, director of CINB, was very impressed by the students’ singing. The students showed great passion and teamwork in the race. After the race, Miss Cheng, the volunteer Chinese teacher, led all the students and staff to do the dragon boat dance along with the music.
The whole program was students-centered and highly-interactive, which enabled the students to experience Chinese festivals and customs by themselves and to become more open-minded toward diversities.