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Cooking up a Chinese New Year storm in King’s Lynn

Sandringham and West Newton Primary pupils enjoying Chinese food as part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Silk Road 2 Heacham. Contact

Sandringham and West Newton Primary pupils enjoying Chinese food as part of Chinese New Year celebrations at Silk Road 2 Heacham. Contact

School children and communities have been singing, dancing and eating their way through continuing celebrations of the Chinese New Year.

Youngsters at Lynn’s Howard Infant School 
performed dragon dances and Chinese songs during a special assembly in front of parents and friends last Tuesday.

Deputy head Rachel 
Hartopp said the children 
also made red envelopes which were passed among the audience to raise money for the school’s garden project.

Meanwhile, some of the classrooms were turned into mini Chinese restaurants to give pupils the chance to try some of the foods of the country.

She added: “They made lanterns and hobby horses because it’s the year of the horse.”

Meanwhile, more than 
80 pupils from the 
Sandringham and West 
Newton Primary School enjoyed a Chinese lunch when they visited the Silk Road restaurant in Heacham on Thursday and Friday.

The children tucked into a buffet including favourites such as spring rolls, chicken balls, prawn toasts and rice.

The visit formed part of a school topic on the Chinese New Year in which the children have learned to greet each other and say “Happy New Year” in Chinese.

Pupils also performed the traditional lion dance.

And West Norfolk Mayor, Elizabeth Watson, was among the guests at a celebration event held in the Reffley Community Hall on Sunday.

 

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