Brock hosts Chinese New Year celebrations

16 February 2016

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Image 1Brockenhurst College invited schools from across the area to celebrate Chinese New Year at its main hall with a range of activities and performances.

Visitors included students and teachers from Bayhouse School, Walhampton School and Priestlands School. London South Bank University sent representatives as well.

Activities included quizzes, origami, calligraphy, paper cutting, chopstick competitions, viewing a Chinese culture exhibition, and sampling authentic Asian food and tea.

There was also a Chinese martial arts and folk performance, plus an international students’ live band.

The Lunar New Year marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year – the year of the monkey.

It is the longest and most important celebration in the lunar calendar and is celebrated in South Asian countries such as China, Vietnam and Singapore.

Brockenhurst College has a proud history of promoting Chinese language and culture.

Apart from its annual Lunar New Year event, the college has prestigious Confucius classroom status, which means it is recognised for the quality of its teaching in Chinese language and culture.

Event organiser and Confucius classroom manager, Li Xing, said: “It was another successful event with even more schools joining us this year.

“Big thanks go to staff, students, alumni, Chinese learners and International students for making this important celebration such a success.”