Yago School celebrates the entrance of the Chinese New Year in style
The good rain knows the season,
when spring is happening,
and the wind submerges in the night,
And the humidity is silent.
In Infant, the kids have gone deeper into the traditions of this celebration, also making a dragon with the collage technique, and learning other curiosities such as how the Chinese decorate their homes with red and gold objects, that they stick “chunlian” on the sides of the doors, hang lanterns, and give away “hongbao” (red envelopes with money), families gather together for dinner all together, watch the television program “Chunjie wanhui” that is broadcasted worldwide, enjoy the firesworks, etc.
In Primary and Secondary, students prepared with great interest the assembly on Friday, which this year coincided with the lunar new year’s eve, preparing beautiful Chinese crafts like dragons, lanterns, firecrackers, folded fans and traditional Chinese paintings. The Concert Hall, specially decorated for this event, even housed a dragon made up of 160 paper triangles made by a Primary3 child, which reinforces the enthusiasm and expectations of the children for the Chinese New Year.
The fantastic intervention of brothers Pablo and Andrés González, who surprised everyone with an extraordinary Kung Fu exhibition, deserves special mention. Congratulations on your skill in this martial art.
In addition, some students of P4B and P4A dressed for this occasion danced typical choreographies of this celebration.
And, like every year, we couldn’t miss one of the essential parts of this celebration: the writing of “chunlian”. Ms Ji and Ms Wang selected students who wrote Chinese characters fluently and masterfully, showing us an ancient Chinese tradition. Finally, Ms. Clerkin, our Head of Global Languages, chose and presented a diploma and a small gift to the best crafts.
It is a great pride to have such special students in the School who take advantage of the exclusive training in Chinese that Yago School offers them. This past year, we have learned a lot from the Chinese culture and language. In the Year of the Rat, we hope our students will continue to shine even more.
We thank the Chinese department for its involvement in this activity. The result speaks for itself: children from 1 to 16 years old motivated to learn more about this millenary culture and to show their classmates how well they speak, write and understand such a relevant language in our time.
We wish you all a Happy New Year!