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Children at Clarecroft Day Nursery, Long Buckby, celebrate Chinese New Year.'Pictured with Ivy Wong ( Dynasty - Long Buckby ) are Lachlan Maskell ( 2 ), Rory Forbes ( 2 ), Jude Phillips ( 3 ), Ciaron Goodrich ( 3 ) & Abbie Castle ( 3 )
Children at Clarecroft Day Nursery, Long Buckby, celebrate Chinese New Year.'Pictured with Ivy Wong ( Dynasty - Long Buckby ) are Lachlan Maskell ( 2 ), Rory Forbes ( 2 ), Jude Phillips ( 3 ), Ciaron Goodrich ( 3 ) & Abbie Castle ( 3 )
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YOUNGSTERS at a village primary school got a taste of the Orient on Monday as they marked the Chinese New Year.

Children at Clarecroft Day Nursery, in Long Buckby, had a visit from staff at the Dynasty Chinese restaurant in the village

Ivy Wong and Hing Lee visited the nursery to talk to the children about the traditional celebration and show them some typical Chinese decorations.

The children also made their own paper dragons and fans, and decorated their own place mats with their names written in Chinese characters.

They also got to sample some Chinese food at lunchtime and staff said they all had a great time.

Chinese New Year shifts every year according to the Moon and the Chinese calendar.

This year it fell on Monday, which marked the start of the Year of the Dragon and the end of the Year of the Rabbit.