London Eye New Year performance

The London South Bank was alive with dancing dragons, lions and the sound of beating drums as Platanos pupils helped kick off the festivities for the Chinese New Year at the London Eye!

Crowds gathered to watch and join in as our pupils performed a traditional Chinese dragon dance in a special ceremony to switch on the new lights on the London Eye on Friday 6th January.  Also there to mark the occasion were local councillors and other special dignitaries.

Our pupils delivered a magnificent performance and certainly took centre stage with style and confidence.

We are extremely proud of the team: Marta Mateus, Juliet Clarke, Kieran Crooks, Ayobammi Oladipo, Natalie Alvis, Clarence Baah, Ademola Ogunnowo, Margarida da Silva, Camila Albuqueque, Jaelan Inglis, Hanna Bagate, Gideon Samuel, Ethan Lopes, Omolola Omonojo, Victoria Odubote, Abdul-Quadir Oladipupo, Ganiyat Sulaiman, Sowar Mukith.

The opportunity arose as part of our partnership with the UK Chinese Cultural Education Centre.  Platanos College have been part of a cultural programme learning the language, philosophy, cultural and moral topics as well as health and fitness.

Platanos pupil, Juliet Clarke, said: “That was an amazing experience. To perform under the London Eye on such a stage and occasion was challenging and fun. I am definitely more confident now and I know I can perform at a high level when the pressure is on.”



Posted: 9 January 2017