Year 2 pupils at St Joseph’s Lower Primary school celebrated Chinese New Year as part of their China project. The day was packed with many different activities including a Tai Chi lesson by Dilip Taylor, a Dragon Dance which was showcased to the rest of the school, a New Year’s lunch party with Chinese food and many craft activities.
Headteacher Elaine Benzecry said: ‘The day was a great success and enjoyed by all. It was only a snippet of all the work that the children have been doing so far. It is important for children to take part in days like this where children’s natural creativity, critical thinking and questioning are encouraged. Children then learn first hand from real life experiences, using real world skills and practical hands on work. At St Joseph’s Lower Primary School, we believe that children always learn best when they are excited and engaged in intellectually challenging and meaningful school activities.’