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Rose Court plays pancakes and dragons for Chinese New Year

Thursday 14 February 2013

WEB Spring Day

Two Headingley nurseries enjoyed a fun cultural fusion this week by mixing up Pancake Day and Chinese New Year – traditionally the Festival of Spring.

During ‘Spring Day’, nursery children made the customary Shrove Tuesday pancakes as well as celebrating Chinese New Year by performing a dragon dance, making lanterns and learning a Chinese-themed song. The event took place at Rose Court, the nursery and pre-prep school of The Grammar School at Leeds, where the day’s special guests were children and staff from Kindercare in Headingley.

Rose Court nursery teacher Angie Turner said: “With Shrove Tuesday and Chinese New Year falling within a few days of each other it was a great opportunity to grow our community links by inviting another nursery to enjoy a day of fun activities at Rose Court.”

Tracey Copsey, head of pre-school at Kindercare, said: “The children have had a lovely time and enjoyed the opportunity to get out and about. Coming to see other children is a great way to build confidence.”

Joseph, from Kindercare, said: “I loved singing songs and eating pancakes. I like sugar on my pancakes best.”

Scarlett, from Rose Court, said: “It was good being in the dragon. We danced in it by wiggling our arms and stamping our feet.”

WEB Making pancakes at Rose Court

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