Pupils enjoy a taste of the East

Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia pupils (top to bottom) Bradley Meadows, Andrew Brook and Sam Hutchinson seen with some of the Chinese food they tried as part of a Chinese cultural event at the school.
Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia pupils (top to bottom) Bradley Meadows, Andrew Brook and Sam Hutchinson seen with some of the Chinese food they tried as part of a Chinese cultural event at the school.

HARD-WORKING pupils took time out from their normal lessons to enjoy a taste of the Orient.

Youngsters at Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia enjoyed a week of varied activities before breaking up for half-term as part of celebrations for Chinese New Year.

The children learnt about different elements of Chinese culture, such as astrology, food, education and lifestyle, to mark the start of the Year of the Rabbit.

Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “As part of the curriculum our pupils learn about other cultures so the Chinese New Year was a great opportunity to bring that to life through a series of events at the school.

“As well as tasting Chinese food cooked by our school cooks, the pupils also learned about the significance of the Year of the Rabbit and the importance of astrology in Chinese life.

“My daughter Kate also kindly agreed to talk to the students about her time teaching in China and did some basic language work with the pupils, giving a taste of a typical school day in China.”

The pupils also enjoyed making Chinese lanterns and lucky money envelopes, which are given on special occasions.