Chinese New Year celebration for Norwich school

Pupils from the Norwich High School For Girls were joined by far-eastern visitors for a special Chinese New Year assembly.

Youngsters from the Junior School, on Newmarket Road, experienced Asian poetry, stories and customs when three Chinese students from the University of East Anglia joined in their celebrations.

The event was held at the school on Thursday February 3 and saw Wang Qin, Fang Dawei and Li Jing interacting with the children in Mandarin and English.

Teacher at Norwich High School, Mrs Gothard, said: 'We are very grateful to all three students for giving up their time to share in our Chinese New Year assembly.

'We hope they will come back to see us in the Summer to talk about China and Chinese culture. It is a fascinating subject and one which the girls would like to explore more.'

Wang Qin entertained pupils during the assembly by becoming the Chinese poet Li Po and reading extracts from his famous work 'Quiet Thoughts'.

Fang Dawei read the children stories and Li Jing talked about Chinese New Year customs including paper cutting and the importance of lucky red envelopes.

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