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Sports, arts and activities

Preschool celebrates Chinese New Year

ACG Strathallan Preschool has held a week of fun activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year festival.

Parents came along to celebrate with the children and share a talent – making traditional spring rolls, telling the special legend of mythical beast Nian, and making red envelopes – a custom of Chinese New Year.

Zhen Zhen Gu, whose daughter Jen, 4, attends the centre demonstrated the Gu Qin – a rare traditional Chinese musical instrument.

“We are extremely lucky here to have so many wonderful families from different cultures coming and sharing what they hold special to them, and right now that something special is Chinese New Year – gong xi fa cai,” said Centre Manager Rosie Wells.

The children also presented ACG Strathallan Executive Principal Danny O’Connor with some of their spring rolls and taught him how to say Happy New Year in Chinese.

- ACG Strathallan Preschool mum Zhen Zhen Gu shares her talent for playing the traditional musical instrument Gu Qin with the children.