Happy Chinese New Year meal

Kung Hei Fat Choi! A Spalding school celebrated Chinese New Year in style with a day of events.

Pupils at The Garth School at Pinchbeck Road saw in the Year of the Pig with a range of stimulating and varied educational experiences and activities.

Highlights included Chinese cooking, tasting and investigating Chinese foods, tactile and sensory exploration of cultural artefacts and clothing, and more formal teaching and learning focusing on how and why this celebration features so heavily within the Chinese culture.

Staff at The Garth School provide all pupils with six SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) Days throughout the academic year, each one focusing on a different theme.

The SMSC Day in November 2018 centred on Diwali and the next SMSC Day will be taking place on March 5, with the planned theme being ‘Diversity within the Local Community’.

Claire Moore, Head of School, explained: “Pupils of all ages enjoy these themed days in school and it provides them with an opportunity to experience and learn about spiritual festivals belonging to a variety of religions and diverse cultures within our local community and around the world.

“It also provides the opportunity for appropriate interaction and engagement with peers and adults in school and further afield.”

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