Chinese New Year Celebrations 2013

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In St Ninian’s High School we welcomed in the Year of the Snake with a spectacular afternoon show on Friday 8th February 2013. The school welcomed special guests Mr Ian Degang Wan, Consul, representing The Chinese Consulate General, Edinburgh and Ms Sarah Breslin, Director of Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, Glasgow. The school also welcomed Mr Eddie McGuire, Chairman of Scotland’s Musician’s Union and representing East Dunbartonshire Council, Councillor Eric Gotts. The show included a variety of performances showcasing what pupils have learned about Chinese culture. This included a dragon dance featuring our Art & Design department’s work on Chinese paper crafts. Also, there were a number of music and dance routines led by Mandarin teacher Mrs Fong Liu. The show also featured a drama piece based on the Opera Lady White Snake and even a Chinese Hip Hop routine performed by senior students. The show was a fantastic success and was enjoyed by all of the special guests, parents and pupils in the audience.

The school also had further reason for celebration when, for the 2nd year in a row, the school won a place in the final of the British Council and HSBC Mandarin Speaking Competition held at the British Museum on 4th February 2013. Mrs Liu and seven pupils narrowly missed out on a top three place.