Exmouth pupils welcome the Year of the Horse

PUBLISHED: 06:55 15 February 2014

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

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

Archant

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!”

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:30

Exmouth’s new M&S Foodhall is opening its doors to customers next week.

Read more
14:42

‘Be alert, not alarmed’ is the message coming from police in the wake of the attack in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday)

Read more

An Exmouth fire crew was called out to free a child locked in a car in Budleigh Salterton yesterday.

Read more
14:24

Behind the lens with Exmouth based photographer - Brian Frost.

Read more
09:27

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has warned businesses to be on the lookout for a tool sharpening scam.

Read more

Landlords are being urged to come forward if they have family-sized properties that could be used to house vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:55

On this week in 1944.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:04

An Exeter based ecology business has discovered a rare species of bat roosting in East Devon.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:13

The results of a survey of visitors to Exmouth, carried out last summer, have been published.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A developer, whose controversial application to build a house in Budleigh Salterton was refused, has labelled residents in the town as ‘moaners’.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications