Wild horses couldn’t drag pupils away from their activities as they celebrated the Chinese New Year at Warden Hill Infant and Rothesay Nursery Schools.
To welcome the start of the year of the horse, pupils at Warden Hill Infant participated in a variety of activities including learning how to write their names in Chinese and making bookmarks, traditional money wallets, lanterns and postcards.
They also created a colourful dragon which they paraded during school assembly. The celebrations extended to the dining room where pupils had a choice of chicken chow mein, vegetable curry, sweet and sour quorn, rice, noodles, spring rolls and prawn crackers for lunch.
Rothesay Nursery children also made their own dragon to parade through the nursery and sampled Chinese food, with some even managing to acquire the skill of using chopsticks. The pupils dressed in traditional costumes and enjoyed Chinese stories and songs. Headteacher Janet Brownjohn said the children had a “fantastic time”.