Greenbank Preparatory School shared celebrations for Chinese New Year with their popular classmate Kayley Lam with a sumptuous lunchtime feast.
The boys and girls at the independent school in Cheadle Hulme mastered the art of chopsticks for the lunchtime treat of sweet and sour chicken, noodles and savoury pancake rolls.
The previous night Kayley aged nine had set alight some indoor fireworks and festooned her house in Stockport with Chinese lanterns as the annual celebrations took hold.
Kayley said: “I love Chinese New Year; it brings all the family together and we always have such wonderful fun.”
2016 heralds the Year of the Monkey and those born under this sign during the 12 year cycle are said to be quick-witted, enthusiastic, self-assured, sociable and innovative.
Greenbank Preparatory School Headmistress Janet Lowe said: “Manchester has a wonderfully colourful and creative Chinese community which all our children want to know more about and Chinese New Year is one of the many festivals from around the globe we will celebrate as if it was Christmas or Guy Fawkes Night.”