Learners at the Ilkeston Hub celebrated the Chinese New Year by creating their own fantastic Chinese dragon costume.

The learners watched a video about the Chinese celebrations and found out what their zodiac signs were, before suggesting their own ideas of how to make the costume.

Jo Brown, Teaching Assistant said: “They made the dragon out of a box and recycled scraps of paper we had in the art room.”

The learners marched around the classroom and outside in the garden, some under the costume and others banging pan lids together, inspired by dragon parades at Chinese New Year.

Jo added: “It was really great fun, we even encouraged them to bang their pan lids even louder!”