City visit is les­son in cul­ture

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

PUPILS from Dean Val­ley Pri­mary School en­joyed a school trip to Manch­ester to learn about sci­ence and cul­ture.

Year six pupils from the Bolling­ton school trav­elled to the city by train to visit the Mu­seum of Sci­ence and In­dus­try be­fore head­ing out around the streets of Manch­ester to take part in the Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions.

Head­teacher Emily Smith said: “Dur­ing the au­tumn term, Year Six had taken part in an in-depth study on The Shang Dy­nasty so this was a fab­u­lous way to end the topic as well as learn more about the Chi­nese be­liefs and tra­di­tions.

“They were able to visit the arch in China Town; watched the rooster pa­rade on Deans­gate; tasted a wide va­ri­ety of Chi­nese food at the St Ann’s Square Mar­ket – where mar­ket stall own­ers taught the chil­dren how to say Happy New Year in Chi­nese – and fi­nally they stood silently ob­serv­ing the Ter­ra­cotta War­rior dis­play on Ex­change Square. The chil­dren thor­oughly en­joyed it. Not only did they learn lots about sci­ence and the Chi­nese new year but they also dis­cov­ered more about the city of Manch­ester.”

Pupils from Dean Val­ley with the Ter­ra­cotta War­rior dis­play in Ex­change Square as part of Manch­ester’s Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions

Cel­e­brat­ing the Year of the Rooster

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