Chinese New Year has arrived and at Rachel Keeling the children, their families and staff have been getting ready. To welcome to Year of the Ram, Step Out Arts came in to celebrate with us. The children's understanding of Chinese traditions was supported through handling artefacts, enjoying music, dancing a traditional ribbon dance and the wonderful (if a little terrifying!) Lion Dance.
Some families also enjoyed a trip into China Town to see the sights, smell the aromas and taste some wonderful Chinese food in a restaurant. There was much talk and excitement on their return about the paper dragon puppets they bought, despite the freezing temperature.
We wish all our friends a Happy New Year and wish prosperity and health for all of you.