Chinese new year in the classrooms at Holbeach

DRAGON FUN:  Ollie Cunnington and Wihelmina Austin with the early years dragon at Holbeach Primary. SG08213-143TW

DRAGON FUN: Ollie Cunnington and Wihelmina Austin with the early years dragon at Holbeach Primary. SG08213-143TW

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Children in Holbeach held their own celebrations to mark the start of the Chinese new year.

Sunday ushered in the Year of the Snake, associated with cleverness and tenacity, and with fire. The larger Chinese astrological cycle associates this year with water so some say 2013 is the Year of the Water Snake.

DRAGON TEAM: Kai Green, Grace Mills-Rist, Briony Chilton, Holly Russell, Lilly Felix, Megan Hayes, Merlynne Nichols and Aliyah Vink at Holbeach Primary. SG08213-140TW
DRAGON TEAM: Kai Green, Grace Mills-Rist, Briony Chilton, Holly Russell, Lilly Felix, Megan Hayes, Merlynne Nichols and Aliyah Vink at Holbeach Primary. SG08213-140TW

William Stukeley pupils represented all 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac by dressing up in colourful costumes. Reception and year one pupils also helped make some traditional Chinese dishes and used chopsticks to eat them.

Holbeach Primary focused on the creature most associated with China, the dragon, and all classes took part.

Year five pupils had their own dragon team with eight pupils joining forces to create the head and the body of the mythical creature.

WILLIAM STUKELY: Pupil Daisy Brabyn with her chopsticks. SG110213-114NG
WILLIAM STUKELY: Pupil Daisy Brabyn with her chopsticks. SG110213-114NG
CHINA DAY: William Stukely pupils Tommy Oliver and Jasmine Lyon. SG110213-111NG
CHINA DAY: William Stukely pupils Tommy Oliver and Jasmine Lyon. SG110213-111NG
YOUNG TIGER: Malakai Dennison as one of the Chinese zodiac animals at William Stukely. SG110213-113NG
YOUNG TIGER: Malakai Dennison as one of the Chinese zodiac animals at William Stukely. SG110213-113NG
STIR FRY: William Stukely pupils Larraine Sadler and Samantha Tirzitis. SG110213-112NG
STIR FRY: William Stukely pupils Larraine Sadler and Samantha Tirzitis. SG110213-112NG
SNAKES ALIVE: Holbeach Primary pupils Ruby Fiddler, Cracie-Mae Elgie, Cameron Barnie and Autumn Wright mark the year of the snake. SG08213-142TW
SNAKES ALIVE: Holbeach Primary pupils Ruby Fiddler, Cracie-Mae Elgie, Cameron Barnie and Autumn Wright mark the year of the snake. SG08213-142TW
WILLIAM STUKELY: Pupil Daisy Brabyn with chopsticks. SG110213-114NG
WILLIAM STUKELY: Pupil Daisy Brabyn with chopsticks. SG110213-114NG
 

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