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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018 - 16th Feb - 2nd March

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2018 - 16th Feb - 2nd March

    Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, has more than 4,000 years of history. It is the most important and elaborate annual event for Chinese people.Similar to our Christmas Day, it is traditional festival where whole families get together. Chinese New Year is based on the Lunar Calendar so the dates vary each year.  This year Chinese New Year falls on 16th February and culminates on 2nd March with the colourful Lantern Festival.  Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year's Eve, and clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year's Day. Traditionally,...

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Roald Dahl Day - Wednesday 13th September 2017

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Roald Dahl Day - Wednesday 13th September 2017

It's that time of year again, Wednesday 13th September is Roald Dahl Day and a chance to celebrate the work and stories of this most loved children's author! The official Roald Dahl website gives lots of information for joining in what has now become a popular day of celebration in schools and nurseries.  See the link here:   http://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/join-in/roald-dahl-day More than 250 million Roald Dahl books have been sold world-wide.  Here are some of his most popular books: James and the Giant Peach (1961) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) The Magic Finger (1966) Fantastic Mr Fox (1968) Charlie and the...

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CHINESE NEW YEAR 2017!

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  Chinese New Year is fast approaching. This year it falls on Saturday January 28th and lasts until February 15th.  Chinese New Years Eve is the most important date in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated by family get togethers. Over the Chinese New Year all sorts of colourful celebrations take place, culminating in the Traditional Lantern Festival at the end of the period. Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 houses, each lasting for one year. 2017 is the Year of the...

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Last Chance to get Your Halloween Costume ....

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Last Chance to get Your Halloween Costume ....

Just a few days now until we celebrate Halloween on 31st October.  Also known as All Hallow's Eve, Halloween is a time for pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, dressing up and trick or treating. Through the ages, various supernatural entities including fairies, witches and Wizards came to be associated with Halloween, and more than a century ago in Ireland, the event was said to be a time when spirits of the dead could return to their old haunting grounds. So dressing up as ghosts and skeletons became fashionable.  As the Occasion has became more widespread and commercialised the selection of costumes for kids...

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World Book Day 2016 Just a month to go now until this year's World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. First celebrated in 1995, World Book Day is an annual charity event held in the UK and Ireland that celebrates the joy of books and reading.  Every child in full time eduction is given a voucher to spend on one of the books that has been specially published to mark the occasion.  Children and adults are also encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character whilst celebrating the pleasure that books and reading give. If your children are not...

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