As a traditional British festival, Bonfire Night is finally declining, having lost its connection with politics and religion. For many families, Guy Fawkes Night became a domestic celebration, watching the fireworks. Lucton is expecting our students to enjoy and experience traditional British culture and historical festivals with families. Last year, we invited all the parents to share the homemade food, such as mutton dumpling, stewed pork with brown sauce, sea sedge salmon, braised Dongpo pork, stewed chick with mushroom, etc... This year, our parents also brought us a lot of surprises.
At the beginning of the activity, Mr. Parrish, the Deputy Head of Academic, delivered us a speech, introducing the history of Bonfire Night. He said it was a wonderful time for all Luctonians to come together as a family. Shanghai and Lucton are his second home as he has lived in China for many years. That's why he came with his two lovely daughters to Lucton to enjoy this family time. He wished everyone to have an unforgettable memory in Lucton.
After the speech, everyone went to Sports Hall, which has been set up as a unique ‘restaurant’ serving a great amount and sorts of food, such as stewed thin beef slices, soy-braised pork, sushi, traditional pastry, crispy pork ribs, beef curry, seafood hotpot, cupcake, smoked fish, etc... During the party, we tasted the food from each other and shared the happiness of life at Lucton with each other, which must be alive in everyone.
In addition to enjoying dinner, the students, the parents and the teachers all participated in an exciting competition called Three-way Tug-of-War. They all tried their best and we believe everyone was a winner. At the end of the party, although there is no real bonfire(for security reasons), Lucton prepared sparklers for the all. When countless sparklers lit up the night sky, the students were really excited and even parents were enjoyed the sparklers time.