Enter the dragon... and umbrellas

The sights and sounds of China came to the Duke’s Middle School in Alnwick last week.

The event, which took place last Wednesday, was organised to celebrate Chinese New Year with the whole school participating in a series of dance workshops throughout the morning.

Year 7 pupils who took part in celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Year 7 pupils who took part in celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year. Picture by Jane Coltman

Each class was taught a different dance using traditional dance movements using a dragon’s head, fans or umbrellas.

The event culminated in a whole-school performance where pupils were able to perform their dance to their peers.

Head of school, SENDCo/child protection, Anne Puddephatt, said: “It was a great experience for our pupils and they loved the workshops.”

Nicole Kurti and Hollie Chambers were at the head of the dragon during the celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Nicole Kurti and Hollie Chambers were at the head of the dragon during the celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year. Picture by Jane Coltman

Dance instructor Sara Lumley from The education Group  a the celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Dance instructor Sara Lumley from The education Group a the celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year. Picture by Jane Coltman

Celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Celebrations at the Dukes Middle School in Alnwick to mark Chinese New Year. Picture by Jane Coltman