04 Apr ABP inspires Newham students in learning Chinese lion dance
Kingsford Community School pupils gained a better insight into Chinese culture by learning the traditional lion dance which is usually seen at celebrations and festivals and is performed with a colourful lion’s head.
ABP vice chairman Nancy Xu, London Executive Director John Miu and Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales presented a lion dance costume and some Mandarin books to the school during their visit. The Mandarin text books will be used by the school to help pupils further their learning and build skills in what is increasingly being seen as an important language for young people to learn.
Kingsford Community School was one of the first in the country to introduce Mandarin to its curriculum and has also been recognised for promoting the language and Chinese culture.