Celebrating Chinese New Year at West Walker!

This year sees the Lunar New Year start on 10th February 2024. In many cultures, lunar new year is traditionally associated with an animal from the zodiac. This year’s animal is the dragon: a symbol of strength, courage and good fortune.

Pupils at our school have been learning all about Chinese New Year thanks to community artist and friend of the school Lip Lee, who’s been visiting the school every year since 2001, a truly amazing run! Led by Lip and our class teachers, the children had the chance to take part in some traditional Chinese songs and stories as well as make some masks, puppets and origami animals.

It’s really important for our pupils to get to experience different cultures and develop wide horizons. The North East has a thriving east-asian community and we’re really proud to celebrate this part of our local heritage. We’re so thankful to Lip for coming again this year and making it such a fun event for our children.

Take a look at our photos below!