Spotlight On: Celebrating Lunar New Year Together

This week sees another opportunity for our MCM community to come together and celebrate the Lunar New Year. Yet again, there are some fantastic events happening around the College, from assemblies, to the Friends Coffee Morning, and even a Lion Dance, everyone has been able to join in with the celebrations. As has been said before, the MCM is beautifully diverse and the College strives to create an ethos of respect for others, and this week was a perfect example of how this is achieved.


The LNY celebrations are organised by our Mandarin Departments in Prep and Senior School. They work incredibly hard to ensure that our pupils not only enjoy fun and engaging activities but also gain a better understanding of both Chinese and Korean culture. 


 Ms Hanghang Huang, Head of the Senior School Mandarin Department said,


“In the Senior School, the pupils’ festive experience started with a dragon dance performance, one of the traditional activities for celebrating LNY. It was a cheerful and lively celebration of the Year of Dragon and the cultural diversity in Marlborough College Malaysia.The highlight for me was definitely the Chinese Fashion Show. It was a big-scale performance involving more than 60 beaks and pupils in the Senior School. The show was fun, informative, colourful and vibrant, demonstrating the evolving trends of clothing and fashion in different historical periods of China.”


Ms Victoria Yu, Head of the Prep School Mandarin Department said, 


“The Prep Art Department has been making Chinese Kites with Year 6 while Year 7  pupils have been learning about art in China during the 1960s, so there have been lots of cross-curricular activities taking place. We also made up-cycled Angpow (red-package) lanterns. I was surprised because it was the first time that many pupils had made them.They are now hanging in the Art Café and Year 6 corridor. Many thanks to our parents’ kind donations and support.”


Our parents and Friends of MCM also celebrated together with a LNY Coffee Morning which this year included Korean Kimchi making and Chinese calligraphy. These cultural activities not only create a sense of inclusivity but also give everyone a chance to learn and engage in new experiences. In this way, meaningful connections are made and the bonds within our community strengthened. What a fantastic way to end the half term.

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