Chinese New Year Celebration
With auspicious Spring Festival couplets, lanterns hanging along the corridors, and colorful twinkling lights, as the Spring Festival approaches, Harrow Beijing’s campus is increasingly filled with a festive atmosphere.
At Harrow Beijing, Chinese culture is not just a part of our celebrations; it is deeply embedded in our Chinese curriculum and daily teaching,. It is not only enriching the educational experience for our students, but also become a generation with an international perspective and the core of Chinese culture.
Chinese New Year Concerts
Recently, students at Harrow Beijing dressed in traditional Chinese attire, and the Lower School and Upper School took turns presenting a spectacular Chinese New Year concert.
The Lower School concert featured not only choir performances from each Year Group but also captivating individual talents showcased by our students. Through their melodious voices and heartwarming performances, the children shared New Year blessings, filling the school with a festive and joyful atmosphere.
Upper School Performing Arts team, various student LSAs, and the US Mandarina and China Studies department collaborated to present an exciting show for the students and staff. To fully embody Chinese characteristics and create a cultural atmosphere, the performance showcased students’ talents in traditional musical instruments, ethnic dances, and LAMDA Poetry Reading in Chinese.
In the audience, teachers and parents couldn’t resist applauding continuously, immersed in the delightful moment, sharing this precious time with the students.
Temple Fair Activities
In addition to the Chinese New Year concert, the children also enjoyed delightful moments in the meticulously arranged Chinese New Year Temple Fair activities prepared by Mandarin Department and parents. The fair included a vibrant array of traditional Chinese handicrafts and games, adding an extra layer of joy to the celebration.
We organised cultural activities such as traditional board games, dumpling-making, and a Chinese New Year quiz, allowing students to not only have fun but also gain a deeper understanding of Chinese traditional culture, experiencing its charm. Student leaders and parents set up various booths, including traditional food, handicraft activities, traditional games, and intangible cultural heritage displays. Students felt the rich New Year atmosphere and the allure of traditional handicrafts, returning home with great satisfaction in the end.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the Friends of Harrow for their strong support and enthusiastic participation in our Chinese New Year Temple Fair activities. It is the strong connection and unity between home and school that has created a rich array of festive and traditional cultural experiences for the children. We look forward to Chinese language and traditional culture flourishing like spring flowers, blooming with vibrant colours in the hearts of our children, enhancing their journey of growth.
Lion & Dragon Dance
The Lion & Dragon Dance, both a preserved tradition and a manifestation of the school’s spirit, gathered Lower School and Upper school students and all staff on the newly renovated playground on a clear winter day. They witnessed the spectacular performance by Upper School Lion & Dragon Dance House teams. Beyond inheriting and promoting traditional customs, creating a festive atmosphere, the Lion & Dragon Dance also enhanced the cohesion among students, reflecting the spirit of Fellowship in Harrow’s core values.
We extend our sincere thanks to all parents and warmest New Year wishes. May the upcoming Year of the Dragon bring you and your family abundant happiness and joy. Wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year!