Burke’s celebrated Lunar New Year with a lively Lower School Assembly and a reimagined third grade Lion Dance.
This year, the virtual assembly format allowed students to bring in family members who shared about their various celebratory traditions. One student displayed her Qipao dress, which she wears for good luck and another student had a table with citrus fruits, yellow flowers, and cherry blossoms. Burke’s grandparents even got in on the fun, explaining the twelve different animals of the Chinese Zodiac — 2021 is the year of the Ox!
The Lion Dance parade is usually performed throughout campus, filled with cheering parents and community members. Of course, health and safety restrictions required a different approach this year and Distance Learners and Hybrid Learners alike joined in the virtual dances!. The dance was shared at both the Lower School and Upper School assemblies — it was a wonderful way to bring the whole school together, just as we could in pre-pandemic years
Click here to enjoy some of the dances and the parade! Gong Xi to all of our Burke’s students and families.
It was another special example of how our community has come together to keep Burke’s Burke’s in this pandemic year.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.