SEAFORD College Prep School has celebrated Chinese New Year with real style.
Every child was asked to go into school wearing something red, with some pupils going the extra mile and wearing traditional Chinese clothing.
Sebastian Rees, head of the prep school, led the early-morning assembly and explained that the Chinese calendar worked on a 12-year animal zodiac cycle – this year said goodbye to the Year of the Snake and hello to the Year of the Horse.
The children then made dragon masks and had a go at Chinese calligraphy.
They were all given their own Chinese name which they practised writing.
Rhys Hodder from Year 3 said: “I prefer writing in Chinese because they don’t have to think about finger spaces between words!”
Chinese food was served at lunchtime, but chopsticks were saved for the Chopstick Challenge when children were asked to pick up and eat Smarties with them.
Congratulations go to Lucas McArthur, Dan Colegate and Joe Pavia who were the first three children to eat six Smarties with chopsticks.
Mr Rees said: “Chinese New Year was celebrated in spectacular style in the school.
“The children made a fabulous Chinese dragon which they proudly paraded through the afternoon assembly.”