Following on from the festivities of Christmas, January always brings further cultural celebrations to the Earthsea House community. First up was Burns Night and traditional Scottish décor adorned the house as it has done in years before. With tartan covering most surfaces and the work of Robert Burns displayed in his honour, the group gathered for a traditional meal from north of the border. This included Haggis, which could of course only be served after this was ‘addressed’ with the traditional poem for the occasion. Along with other Scottish classics including shortbread and Irn Bru, the children (and adults!) were all adventurous in trying some of the different foods on offer. The evening was finished off with some of the children enjoying some Scottish themed films as part of a Burns Night Movie Evening.
Later in January saw the Chinese culture being celebrated at Earthsea, with the marking of the Chinese New Year. Always a popular event at the house, a fantastic Chinese Feast was enjoyed by all amongst an array of Chinese decorations. With the telling of the folk tales associated with this occasion, everyone in the Earthsea Community very much embraced welcoming in the year of the Rooster.