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Weekend Activities group visit Manchester for Chinese New Year celebrations

Weekend Activities group visit Manchester for Chinese New Year celebrations

Staff and pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to celebrate Chinese New Year as part of their ongoing Weekly Activities initiative.

A large contingent took a trip to Manchester on Sunday, February 10, where they joined thousands of other spectators for the festivities throughout the city.

The celebrations included the ever-popular dragon parade, which saw a magnificent 175-foot dragon march from Albert Square to Chinatown.

There were also traditional lion dance performances on Market Street and a street food market on St Ann's Square, which was also home to a huge art installation piglet, to mark the arrival of the Year of the Pig.

Meanwhile, a giant glittering Golden Dragon took over Exchange Square for the weekend.

There were a host of family friendly activities taking place throughout the city, including the chance to take part in Chinese arts and crafts and tai chi workshops, and indulge in Chinese cuisine.

The celebrations were topped off with an incredible firework display on Sunday evening.

This is the latest in a series of excursions put on by Rydal Penrhos’ hard-working staff throughout the academic year, which have been implemented to give every pupil living and learning at the school additional experiences that they may not receive during a typical day.

The trip comes on the back of Sixth Form pupil Amy Yue’s incredible performance on national television in her native China as part of their New Year celebrations last month, where she sang on stage with well-respected figures which was broadcast throughout the country and the Middle East.

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