Celebrations of culture

For the month of February, IGS Early Learning and Primary Language students are exploring the topic ‘Celebrations of culture from around the world’.

Head of Languages Junior School Vilma Rotellini said students have been embracing and celebrating the Chinese New Year with a collection of activities that deepen their learning.

“It was wonderful to see staff dressed in red or other brightly-coloured clothes to go with the festive and upbeat mood,” Vilma said.

Languages Teacher Linda Gu added that Chinese New Year is the biggest holiday celebrated among Chinese people.

“During the Chinese New Year’s celebrations, students in Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 participated in many traditional activities. They have had the opportunity to make Chinese lanterns, a Chinese dragon or lion, and perform a dance,” she said.

Early Learning children studying Italian also enjoyed celebrating Carnevale, an annual festival held every year in Venice, Italy.

For the occasion, the children made colourful masks with Early Learning Educator Suzette Feltrin.