China comes west - to Long Lawford

Pupils from Long Lawford Primary School, were visited today (Monday), by students from Coventry University, to assist them with a Chinese themed day.'Pictured: Riley Green Halgh, Jackie Fu, Rob Morrissey, Courtney Bower & Jackie Wang.
Pupils from Long Lawford Primary School, were visited today (Monday), by students from Coventry University, to assist them with a Chinese themed day.'Pictured: Riley Green Halgh, Jackie Fu, Rob Morrissey, Courtney Bower & Jackie Wang.

CHILDREN at Long Lawford Primary have been learning about the customs and culture of China after volunteers from Warwick University dropped by for the day.

The graduates hosted a day of Chinese themed activities including learning Chinese phrases, leaning about a Chinese tea ceremony and making and eating Chinese dumplings with chopsticks.

Robert Morrissey, headteacher, said: “It was a great treat for the children. Not only was it fun for them but it was also enriching.

“The volunteers were delighted to hear that we have a partnership with a school in China and were very impressed with the pupils’ existing knowledge of the country.

“Hopefully we will be able to welcome the group back to the school next year.”

Sarah Newell, development volunteer coordinator, found the group were made to feel very welcome by staff and children at the school. She said: “We enjoyed a great day and at the end of it everybody gathered together in the hall to share their experiences.”

The day ended with a performance of a traditional Chinese folk song.

Sarah added;“We were all made very welcome by all of the staff and children at the school and were presented with gifts by the head teacher Mr Morrissey who invited us back to do it all over again next year.”