The Giant Lanterns of China

Tuesday 6th February 2018

This winter, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo became home to the giant lanterns of China, an installation of over 450 dazzling giant lanterns that illuminated the Zoo for 50 awe-inspiring nights. The partnership to create the lanterns stemmed from a long standing relationship between RZSS and Sichuan, the birth place of Edinburgh Zoo’s giant pandas.

On 16th January, 30 pupils from Loanhead Primary School with their teachers went to the Edinburgh zoo to visit the lantern show. The visit was made possible by Lasswade High School (Midlothian’s Confucius hub). During this term, P6 pupils learned mandarin language and Chinese culture with great enthusiasm from their mandarin teacher Ms. Jiang. 

At the zoo, the pupils saw stunning lantern displays throughout the route, some of which were huge impressive structures and some of which as smaller animal lanterns, all beautifully hand-crafted by Chinese artists using traditional techniques.

After the visit, the pupils expressed that the giant lanterns of China was amazing. They liked to learn mandarin and hoped to learn more mandarin and Chinese culture in the future. Several other Midlothian schools will visit the lanterns while they are at the zoo.

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