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It's time to celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 ~ the 'Year of the Horse'!!

Supporting our *SMSC curriculum, let's celebrate Chinese New Year: the Year of the Horse!!


Happy New Year


Chinese New Year is celebrated annually at Peterbrook and this year it was no different as the school was awash with colour as excited children came to school wearing red. Miss Allen gathered all our pupils together to explain that red is considered a lucky colour in China as it drives away any misfortune. What a lucky day Friday was likely to be for all of our pupils who came dressed in whatever red items they could find, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, trousers, socks, trainers and even watches! During our special assembly, pupils learned how Chinese New Year is celebrated as well as hearing all about the Chinese Zodiac calendar and story which explains why each year is named after one of twelve animals. 2014 is the Year of the Horse.



At break time, children were given a little taste of China as each pupil in school was given a Chinese Fortune Cookie. These are made from flour, sugar, vanilla and sesame seed oil – yummy! Our photographs show pupils appearing to enjoy their treat. The cookie is not just for the taste buds though, as each one contains a message of wisdom, also known as a fortune.



Peterbrook has a partner school in Beijing, China named AnZhen No.2 Primary School, and our pupils in Upper Key Stage Two were keen to partake in a range of activities to celebrate Chinese New Year and show our friends that the festival is celebrated and understood globally. Year 6 used their artistic skills to produce two superb horses (which can be seen in our photos). Year 5 spent the morning making Chinese dragons, which are a symbol of power, strength and good luck. Pupils from Upper Key Stage Two spent time in the Junior hall on Friday afternoon, where they were photographed showing off their excellent artwork and of course, wearing their red clothing. This brought to an end Peterbrook’s wonderful day of celebration for the Year of the Horse!!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!!
Gong Xe Fa Cai!!


* Supporting our Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC) curriculum: School Aim No.8: To assist our pupils in understanding the world in which they live, and the inter-dependence of groups and nations, via in particular, our four international partner schools in Sweden, Sri Lanka, France and China.


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