Celebrating Chinese New Year

On February 1st we celebrated the Year of the Tiger.

The characteristics of this particular animal are said to be growth, development, creation and planning. So, with these qualities in mind, the Welsh Confucius Institutes provided Primary and secondary school students across Wales with a range of activities to get their teeth into! These included storytelling, Chinese arts & craft workshops and live performances.

Ysgol Aberconwy students enjoyed online recorded and live interactive sessions delivered by Chinese tutors from the Cardiff Confucius Institute that were scheduled and shown at various times throughout the day. Students were also given the opportunity to communicate with the Chinese tutors leading the live sessions using the Chat option.

Students enjoyed a variety of cultural, informative and creative sessions, which included: introduction to Chinese New Year, Chinese New Year dinner, Introduction to Chinese Zodiac culture, Chinese Arts and Crafts Workshop – Calligraphy, Chinese New Year activities, Chinese New Year customs and taboos, Chinese New Year dinner, Story-telling, Chinese Arts and Crafts Workshop – Paper cutting. Amongst the students’ favourite activities were Calligraphy and paper cutting, which were delivered by our very own Miss Jie Chen.

Congratulations to the winners of the Chinese New Year competitions, they were:

Zodiac Tiger Arts Competition

KS3 – 1st: Summer 8HC & Martha 7HM, Runners up:  Scarlett 7CC & Emily 8DC

KS4 – 1st:  Courtney, 11CC. Runners up: Shawna 10HC & Abbey 10DC.

50 Question quiz

Kate 9DC, Lottie & James 7DM