The Mid-autumn Festival (also known as the Moon Festival) took place in September and pupils in S1, S2, S3 and S5 celebrated with a Chinese dance workshop. 

The traditional festival is celebrated in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam as well as overseas by Chinese and Vietnamese communities. With celebrations taking place throughout the day, families gather together to have a reunion dinner, children make lanterns, people also dance on the street to mark the festival.

In the final week of school before the October break, pupils participated in a special dance workshop. Lin from The Confucius Institute of the University of Aberdeen visited Schoolhill to teach pupils the chopsticks dance, a well known tradition in China. 

During the workshop, pupils learned that this dance is originally from Inner Mongolia, they were shown the costumes people wear in that area and our pupils also tried on the costumes. 

All of the pupils really enjoyed this workshop, Rosa T (S2) said: “This is such a good way to learn about Chinese culture” and Max R (S2) added: “This is so cool! I love it!”.