Chardstock pupils celebrate the Chinese New Year

Youngsters learn all about the Year of the Rabbit

CELEBRATING the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit left pupils at St Andrew’s School, Chardstock, with plenty to talk about.

Classrooms were decorated with lanterns, pictures and hangings and the children wore red, a symbol of luck in China. The day was spent finding out about the country, doing Chinese crafts and activities connected with the Year of the Rabbit before a a delicious Chinese lunch was enjoyed by everyone.

A New Year message was sent to the school by a contact living in Huaxi, Guizhou Province.

* Previous Years of the Rabbit are: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999.

People born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise.

Some Famous Rabbits include: Lewis Carroll, John Cleese, Peter Falk, David Frost, Cary Grant, Oliver Hardy, Bob Hope, Whitney Houston, John Hurt, Julian Lennon, Roger Moore, George Orwell, Dusty Springfield, Sting, Orson Welles, and Norman Wisdom.