This Wednesday Sexsmith Elementary opened its doors to the school community to invite them to celebrate Lunar New Year. The elementary school gym came alive with a dozen and a half student dragon dance. Students also visited ten stations manned by parent volunteers. At each station, students learned about Chinese culture and got a chance to try their hands at origami, calligraphy, mah jong, tangrams, Chinese checkers, dragon crafts and Chinese shuttlecock (like hackysack).
"This is a fabulous event that really puts Sexsmith Elementary on the map when it comes to cultural festivals in the Vancouver School Board," says Jacquie Hall, principal of Sexsmith Elementary. "We have dozens of parents involved in this event. It's a terrific opportunity for our staff and students to experience an amazingly rich and diverse culture firsthand."