Lamplugh pupils celebrate Chinese New Year

By Rachael Grealish

COPELAND pupils embraced a different culture as they celebrated Chinese New Year.

Roaring into the new year: The pupils dressed up as a traditional dragon and performed for their parents.

To celebrate, the pupils of Lamplugh C of E Primary School tried Chinese food, mastered chopsticks and even performed a dragon dance, on Friday, February 9.

Early Years teacher, Katie Robinson, said: “We had a wonderful day celebrating Chinese New Year. We performed a dragon dance for parents in the morning and then we tried some delicious Chinese food.”

The children tried: sweet and sour chicken, noodles, rice, duck pancakes, spring rolls, fortune cookies and lychees, whilst listening to atmospheric Chinese music.

Mrs Robinson said: “The children were fantastic and everyone of them tried something new.”

Chinese New Year is celebrated, today (February 16) and this year and is the Lunar Year of the dog.

Lamplugh CE Primary was attended by 2016 BBC’s apprentice contestant, Rebecca Jeffery.