Primary school pupils held a special assembly this morning to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Year 3 pupils at Mission Grove Primary School in Buxton Road, Walthamstow, staged performances and discussed the history of China.

Throughout January pupils have been making dumplings, learning Chinese zodiac signs, having caligraphy lessons, and learning the routines of traditional Asian dances.

The school which has been teaching Mandarin to its pupils for three years.