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🎉 **Orpington Chinese Language School Celebrates Chinese New Year Gala at Harris Academy Wimbledon School** 🎉

Greetings to all our Orpington Chinese Language School community members! We are thrilled to announce that our four branches in Chelsea, Kingston, Wimbledon, and Epsom came together on the 4th of February 2024, to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Harris Academy Wimbledon School.

The event was a grand success, with students, grandparents, and teachers showcasing their talents in various performances that captured the spirit of the Year of the Dragon. We were deeply honoured to have distinguished guests in attendance, including the Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Diane White, and the Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor Martin Whelton.

Mayor Diane White, who has studied and lived in China, greeted everyone in Chinese, wishing them a prosperous Year of the Dragon and a happy Spring Festival. She expressed her honour to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Chinese community, highlighting the festival’s growing significance in the UK as a platform for cultural exchange. Deputy Mayor Martin Whelton acknowledged the importance of Chinese culture and the Chinese community in the local diverse society, offering his blessings for a joyful Spring Festival.

The entire Chinese New Year Gala was a spectacular display of cultural richness and artistic excellence, reflecting the hard work and dedication of our participants. It was a joyous occasion that brought our community together in celebration and unity.

 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the event, from the performers to the organizers and volunteers. Your passion and commitment truly made this celebration a memorable one.

As we embrace the opportunities and blessings that the Year of the Dragon brings, let us continue to cherish our cultural heritage and strive for excellence in all our endeavours. May this new year be filled with prosperity, happiness, and success for all.

Thank you once again to everyone who joined us at the Chinese New Year Gala. We look forward to many more shared moments of joy and celebration in the days ahead.

Wishing you all a prosperous and fulfilling Year of the Dragon!