We were delighted to welcome parents, Mr and Mrs Wei and Mrs Wu, to the Infant School for the afternoon to share with us some of the typical Chinese traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year. This lasts for about 15 days, starting with the Festival of the Dragon and ending with the Festival of the Lanterns. The children played several games, accompanied by Mr Wei on the harmonica and looked at some beautiful Chinese banners handwritten by Mr Wei’s father. They heard how the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac ran in a great race and worked out in which Chinese year we were born. Upper Prep then enjoyed making a variety of pictures using traditional tangram shapes while Year 2 enjoyed creating their own Chinese lantern.