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In the past week, William Patten marked the start of the Year of the Rooster with Chinese New Year assemblies for KS1 and KS2. The children learnt about Chinese festive traditions and the origins of the zodiac animals. We were delighted to receive two beautiful calligraphy scrolls, created by a visitor to a local Mandarin Club. The poetic scrolls read: ‘Out with the old, In with the new, Achieve your goals, By making progress’; and ‘When winter ends, Spring follows, A new year, A new chapter’. It was fantastic to have the help of Eliza (Y1), Muren (Y2) and Muhe (Y4) in translating the messages and displaying the scrolls in assembly. Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)