Exmouth pupils welcome the Year of the Horse

06:55 15 February 2014

These reception class pals at Withycombe Raleigh primary school try picking up some

These reception class pals at Withycombe Raleigh primary school try picking up some 'noodles' with their chopsticks. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2063-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

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THE Chinese New Year was celebrated in great style recently by pupils at Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School.

Reception children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school in their Chinese restaurant in celebrations for the Chinese New Year this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2051-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.ukReception children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school in their Chinese restaurant in celebrations for the Chinese New Year this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2051-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

From making colourful dragons to learning a dragon dance and setting up their own Chinese restaurant, the pupils really enjoyed welcoming in the Year of the Horse.

“The foundation children had a brilliant time celebrating the Chinese New Year,” said Mrs Sam Vivian, one of the foundation teachers.

“Activities included Chinese writing, role-play Chinese restaurant, making noodles out of modelling clay, using chopsticks to pick up rice and string, making Chinese dragons using paper and lollypop sticks, and Chinese dancing.”

One of the pupils said: “I enjoyed dancing like a dragon. I made my own Chinese puppet.”

Reception children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school have enjoyed making colourful dragons in celebrations for the Chinese New Year this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2038-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.ukReception children at Withycombe Raleigh primary school have enjoyed making colourful dragons in celebrations for the Chinese New Year this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2038-06-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk

“We learnt about China and how it’s the Year of the Horse,” said another. “We made noodles out of Play-Doh. It was lots of fun.”

Another said: “In China they have envelopes with money. I think I would get a lot of money as I’m really good!”

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