City visit is lesson in culture
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
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