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Photo of Lion dance to celebrate Chinese New Year at Asia House
SMMA pupils celebrate Chinese New Year with the Lion Dance at Asia House

Happy New Year! We wish you good fortune!

2 February 2017

Xin nian kuai le! Gong xi fa cai!
Happy New Year! We wish you good fortune!

We’re very proud of our school’s extensive connections with China – from our link school in Beijing, to our regular visits by Chinese teachers and students and our Mandarin Expansion Programme.

As a result, we’re one of only 45 schools in the UK to be granted the Institute of Education’s prestigious Confucius Classroom status.

And of course, we love to celebrate Chinese New Year!

This year we enjoyed a special Chinese lunch, an assembly with martial arts and dance displays (you can see the videos on our Facebook page), a trip to Chinatown and to Asia House for our own Lion Dance.

We even had Transition, the Mandarin–speaking rock band, performing live in school. What a great way to start the Year of the Rooster!

To see more pictures, please click below.