Dragon and Lion Dancing comes to Norwich

The Lord Mayor, David Fullman (in red) and the Sheriff, David Walker, join in the Chinese traditiona

The Lord Mayor, David Fullman (in red) and the Sheriff, David Walker, join in the Chinese traditional sport of dragon dancing with other volunteers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A traditional taste of the Orient came to Norwich as dragon and lion dancing were introduced to pupils at a city school.

Chinese coaches from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrate the Chinese traditional sport of d

Chinese coaches from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrate the Chinese traditional sport of dragon dancing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A delegation, which included professional instructors and coaches from the Sports University of Beijing, descended on the Norwich School to introduce Dragon and Lion Dancing, Roli-Ball and Health Oigon to Norfolk.

Norwich's Lord Mayor David Fullman joined students on Thursday (November 9) as they were put through their paces and taught these traditional Chinese activities.

The project was aimed at broadening the view of Chinese culture and transitional sports for people in Norfolk.

Sinead Merron, chair of the Norwich School events committee, said the children had a 'great time' at the event which also brought the whole community together and 'ended up being a fun afternoon for everyone'.

Chinese coaches from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrate the Chinese traditional sport of d

Chinese coaches from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrate the Chinese traditional sport of dragon dancing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

She added: 'It was very enlightening.'

Chinese coach, professor Duan Quanwei, from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrates the Chines

Chinese coach, professor Duan Quanwei, from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrates the Chinese traditional sport of Taiji Rouli Ball, to children from the Norwich School and the Chinese Community Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Chinese coach, professor Duan Quanwei, from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrates the Chines

Chinese coach, professor Duan Quanwei, from the Beijing University of Sports demonstrates the Chinese traditional sport of Taiji Rouli Ball, to children from the Norwich School and the Chinese Community Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The Lord Mayor, David Fullman, joins children from the Norwich School and the Chinese Community Cent

The Lord Mayor, David Fullman, joins children from the Norwich School and the Chinese Community Centre to have a go at the Chinese traditional sport of Taiji Rouli Ball. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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