SECONDARY school students have taken time out of their usual timetable to learn more about the importance of Chinese New Year. Pupils from Bay House School in Gosport have been celebrating Chinese New Year with lessons in Mandarin, as well as the rehearsal and performance of a traditional lion dance.
Executive headteacher Ian Potter said: ‘We are very proud of our strong links with China and our Confucius Classroom status and International Award both recognise our ongoing commitment of the need to promote and grow cultural understanding.
‘The lion dance is an impressive and magical performance that our pupils and students enjoy very much. ‘It was in the year of the dog in 1958 that the Bay House site opened its doors as a school and it is special that 60 years later that our youngsters have been a part of this symbolic lion dance today.’