To celebrate Chinese New Year on February 9th P3M made lion masks and learnt a special lion dance.
P3N made a dragon costume for three people and practiced a dance accompanied by Chinese style music using drums and cymbals.
Both dances were performed at the whole school assembly that Miss Murdoch and Miss Neilson gave about traditional Chinese New Year celebrations and customs. Everyone enjoyed them immensely. Chinese people do lion dances at New Year because they believe it scares away any evil spirits or bad luck. This means they will have good luck for the coming year.
According to the Chinese calendar 2005 is the year of the rooster. Anyone born in this year is believed to be a pioneer in spirit. They are devoted to work and quest after knowledge.
Happy Chinese New Year!
The video was filmed and Edited by Emma, Lauren and Steven from Primary Six