The Chinese Year of the Snake is less than a month away and the festival was heralded at St Peter’s Junior School with a special performance.
Members of West Norfolk and District Chinese Association enthralled the children and one of the school’s senior teachers, Jayne Hill, said it was an “amazing day” involving the whole school.
As well as the lion dance and learning about usual Chinese traditions, the association members demonstrated Tai Chi and also Tai Chi with fans which Mrs Hill said was very calming and something the school is looking to see if it could introduce as a result of the visit.
Members also demonstrated Kung Fu moves. Mrs Hill said the children joined in with the music and watched the lion dance. They particularly enjoyed watching teacher Dawn Freeburn join in.
They had a chance to play some of the instruments and try out the lion’s head and tail.
“The children loved it. We have got a display of pictures from the day on the wall,” said Mrs Hill.