Happy Chinese New Year!

As many of you will know already, Chinese New Year 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. People who are born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be clever, compassionate, and generous. Year of the Rabbit babies were born in 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, or 2023.

Chinese New Year kicked off on January 22nd this year, and in China, celebrations last for 16 days, starting on the eve of the New Year and finishing on the 15th day, on which the Yuan Xiao Festival takes place. This is when people release thousands of paper lanterns into the sky.

During after school Cultural Crafts Club at King’s Ely Senior on January 17th, students decorated little ceramic rabbits and wooden signs with paints and tassels in traditional colours of red, gold, black, and white to celebrate Chinese New Year. The pupils’ creations now look wonderful hanging on the club’s special display tree in our Old Palace reception area.

We have lots of Chinese New Year events and activities happening in school over the coming days, including themed lessons and lunches, which will involve pupils and staff from Nursery right the way through to Sixth Form!

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