Which animal is going to be celebrated for Chinese New Year? Ilford students find out

PUBLISHED: 15:20 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 29 January 2013

The Chinese New Year was celebrated with dancing and storytelling

The Chinese New Year was celebrated with dancing and storytelling


Fan dances, lions and storytelling made up a special assembly at a school in Ilford to welcome the upcoming Chinese New Year.

Children at Uphall Primary School, Uphall Road, listened to a Chinese zodiac story and learnt about the Year of the Snake.

The Sinman Dance Company performed traditional fan, ribbon and umbrella dances as well as some of the children having a go themselves.

Religious education teacher Tricia Kheejoo said: “At Uphall we feel that it is really important to acknowledge and celebrate all religions and cultures. It was wonderful to have the dance company visit our school and help us to celebrate the Year of the Snake! It really was a colourful and memorable day for us all!”

Chinese New Year will be on February 10.

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