Roughly 85 students are learning Mandarin starting in 7th grade at Wellesley Middle School, and one of their big rewards is celebrating the Chinese New Year at school. The students, Mandarin teacher Ms. Min Zhau and parents recognized the Year of the Pig earlier this month.
Revelers consumed more than 750 dumplings and took part in games and activities designed by the WMS Mandarin students. This included calligraphy, a chopstick race, and a performance by the Boston Chinese Lion Club.
Funds raised from the event will go to a youth group in Chinatown.