Wraxall School celebrated the Lunar New Year by hosting a special dance performance.

The school welcomed the Lion Dance Troupe from the University of Bristol on February 7.

It was the highlight of a week-long celebration and learning experience of Spring Festival customs.

Various activities were organised for the children including making dragon masks and decorations in honour of the luckiest zodiac.

They wore red, gold and orange, shared their personal experiences and the special meal they eat during the event.

They also received gifts of oranges and lucky red envelopes.

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The Lion Dance Troupe received a great response from the audience with their elaborate dance.

This drew the children into the cultural learning, helping them fully immerse themselves in the Lunar New Year traditions.

In spite of their lively and intricate performance, the Lion Dance Troupe was lauded for their friendliness and professionalism.

Their performance was such a success that the students and families could hardly wait for their next visit.

This bespoke memorable event was fully funded by the FWSA, which is the school's fundraising committee made up of parents and teachers.

Suggestions have already been raised to replace the school's current house pets with a Chinese lion or dragon.

For more information about The Lion Dance Troupe, and to contact them about organising an event, email uoblion@gmail.com.