Pupils at St Paul's Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, celebrate Chinese New Year with a rabbit party

Pupils from St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, have celebrated the Chinese New Year with a rabbit party for the school’s International Club pupils and the school’s Chinese pupils.

The pupils enjoyed traditional Chinese food: cake, steamed buns, fortune cookies and sweets, eating only with chopsticks. All took part in making traditional Chinese decorations and New Year cards and also produced some beautiful Chinese calligraphy and origami.

Nuala Conway, English as an Additional Language coordinator at St Paul’s, said: “Our annual Chinese New Year party is always popular. The children enjoy taking part in the activities and learning about Chinese culture as there are so many old customs and traditions. They’re fascinated by the Chinese New Year celebrations.”

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Wiktor Daron, headteacher at St Paul’s, said: “As a school we feel it is important to celebrate and enjoy our cultural diversity. We have a number of Chinese pupils here and Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. It’s a great time of year that the whole school can take part in celebrating.”

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