Hillcrest and Nelson pupils organise dragon dance in Downham Market

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

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More than 80 passers-by and parents watched as Year 4 children from Hillcrest and Year 1 pupils from Nelson Academy performed.

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

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Pupils organised the event to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Tracey Wakely, Year 4 teacher of Hillcrest said: 'we celebrate Chbinese New Year every year.

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

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'In preparation we have made paper dragons and lanterns. We're learning about dragons in class and it helps with creative writing.

'It's important for the children to learn of different cultures and celebrate different festivals and it gets the children out into the community and they really enjoy it.'

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

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