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Culture insight

Ilminster students took part in various arts activities to celebrate Chinese Language Week on Friday.

Throughout the term they had workshops that focused on various celebrations in China, including Dragon Dance, Lantern, Chinese New Year, Hungry Ghost and Peking Opera festivals.

The pupils learned about the significance of each festival and did related arts and crafts activities.

They also take regular Mandarin lessons given by the MLAs.

Displaying some of their Chinese arts and crafts made for Chinese Language Week are Ilminster Intermediate students (top left) Jade Molloy and Marc Simmons, with their three Mandarin language assistants Bingyu Shi, Zixia Zheng and Meixia Liu. Front (from left) are Teremoana Cummings, Zarneo Baker (centre front) and Isla Roberts. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell