Chinese New Year Celebrations

To celebrate the Chinese New Year some of our pupils from Hong Kong delighted their fellow Ellesmerians by performing a traditional dragon dance. Mr Dallman had noticed a dragon, made by pupils on the Survive and Thrive Activity, lurking in Lower School. He captured it and a team of dancers and drummers, headed by Tom Lam, guided the beast through Big School to the stage where the headmaster painted on an eye so the dragon could see its way into the next year. This was repeated in Lower School so everybody should have good fortune in the Year of the Ram.

On Saturday 1st February 25 Chinese pupils accompanied by some of our ESL staff went to Manchester and enjoyed an afternoon of dance and music in the Trafford Centre followed by a delicious meal in Manchester's China Town. Our exchange teacher from China, Mr O, commented on the superb quality of the food, praise indeed from a man whose father is a chef. Mr. O was responsible for producing the delightful figures, which decorated every window in Main Corridor, and increasing our appreciation of Chinese culture.

3rd February 2003  Back to News