Gung Hey Fat Choy
The Chinese New Year is always a source of great excitement for everyone at Hampton School, as we take the time to partake in traditional customs and discover the history of the holiday. Hampton School is a special place and understanding diversity is an important part of our educational curriculum. We regularly celebrate the Chinese New Year by identifying fun and creative ways to capture the pupils’ imaginations and this year was no different. We arranged for our pupils to learn authentic Chinese paper cutting techniques and for an authentic Dragon dance ceremony which was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils and teachers alike.
Teaching pupils about celebrations from around the world, is one way Hampton works to broaden their minds and increase their cultural awareness. With Chinese New Year being a public holiday in Mauritius, it is also important that we provide our pupils with the opportunity to learn about its significance. Typically occurring between January 21 and February 19, this is a brilliant week filled with culture, creativity and history. One we are certainly looking forward to celebrating again next year!