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Chinese New Year Celebrations

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Chinese New Year CelebrationsAs a Confucius Hub, Bangor Academy couldn't let the Chinese Spring Festival pass without a celebration.

In preparation pupils have been learning calligraphy and paper lantern making in Art Club with Kate, our Mandarin tutor. Their paper lanterns adorned the entrance to Mrs Coulter colourful Chinese New Year show for junior school full of fun, singing and traditional dance. 

Year 8s sang 'Auld Lang Syne' in Mandarin and Sixth Form Lion dancers, trained by Ben the Academy's Kung fu expert, performed a spectacularly fluid and dramatic Chinese lion dance. Pupils also enjoyed the poise of a Kung fu display and a traditional fan dance and, many had their first ever experience of the sound of Chinese opera. A lovely way to start the half-term holiday! Thanks to all involved.