The theme this month is Chinese New Year and since it is still within the Chinese New Year Festive period, many of the staff and teachers came in red today to usher in good luck and prosperity into ELS. A colouring contest was organised for all the non-exit levels in 3 categories and the winner of each category was awarded with a box of Chinese fortune cookies. So, while the non-exit levels were engrossed in their colouring contest, the exit levels were busy getting themselves ready for their presentation for the graduation ceremony at 10:15am. The graduation ceremony started with an opening speech by our new Academic Director, Isa Martin who later gave away awards to the best student of the month in Level 103, 106 and 109. Two of the 103 classes combined to give a superb Lion & Dragon Dance Performance, the dragon was cleverly made from newspapers and the lion head & body was made from garbage bags. The performance came with the clown too! The 106 rendered a Chinese song and the 109 class played a game with the audience where the items requested for were all red in colour such as a red book/pen and the rewards were a red can of Coke and a red ang pow. The students were all excited today because ELS has arranged for a real live lion dance performance at 11:30am. The graduation ceremony ended on a positive note with the centre ‘blessed’ by two red lions and the students thrilled with a performance they would never get to see close up.