Mid-Autumn Festival 2016
Woodgrove Secondary School celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, at the Basketball Court. The event was jointly organised by the Mother Tongue Department Chinese Language Unit & Partnership Committee. The objective of the celebration was to promote awareness and appreciation of ethnic traditions amongst our students and staff of different races, as well as to foster closer ties with our partners.
The event involved many different groups - from SAC members, PSG members, staff and their families, as well as 70 Chinese Orchestra students.
We were blessed with cool weather that evening after a heavy downpour in the afternoon. That evening, our invited guests from the SAC, PSG, students, staff and their family members arrived in throngs to celebrate the joyous, festive occasion with us. The celebration commenced with a simple mooncake-making session conducted by our PSG parents for our teachers. Our very own Chinese Orchestra then kicked off the evening’s celebration with two song, fascinating the gracious audience who were mesmerised and awed by the musical talents showcased by our students.
The highlight of the evening was the singing competition “Voice of Woodgrove” put up by our Woodgrove singing talents. The competitors sang a variety of songs with their melodious voices. The audience also gave great support to the singers by cheering and clapping for them.
After that, the guests were free to enjoy the evening by solving riddles, savouring mooncakes, and indulging in Chinese tea appreciation. The teachers, parents and students ended off by soaking in the night atmosphere during the Lantern Walk, hand in hand for some, around the school compound with their beautifully lit lanterns.