05.02.18 : Chinese New Year

Friday, 2 February saw the St Leonards community come together to celebrate the Year of the Dog 2018. The event, organised by our talented Chinese students and staff, is always a highlight of Spring Term and this year was no exception!

The Chinese New Year celebrations, held in the CDR, made for a hugely enjoyable evening with entertainment from pupils, a sell-out raffle and a delicious feast prepared by our wonderful catering team.

It was an opportunity to learn more about how Chinese families celebrate New Year, including the traditions of feasting with relatives, drinking tea and exchanging lucky red envelopes containing money. The colour red represents prosperity and good health for a safe and peaceful year ahead.

Hanna (Year 13) took to the stage in traditional Chinese dress to perform a perfectly choreographed dance, while Maggie (Year 12) treated the audience to two wonderful vocal performances. Solos on the piano and the violin were met with enthusiastic applause from the audience, which included students, staff, and their families, who were invited to join in the festivities.

A fantastic meal, followed by a group number rounded off the evening’s entertainment.

Thank you to all who were involved in organising such a super celebration!


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