Chopstick challenge for youngsters

EVEN for grown-ups, chopsticks can be quite a challenge.But when you're only little and knives and forks are still a new experience, that food just will not stay on those funny sticks.

EVEN for grown-ups, chopsticks can be quite a challenge.

But when you're only little and knives and forks are still a new experience, that food just will not stay on those funny sticks.

The youngsters of the Gambrelle Day Care Centre in Wickham Market though had great fun as they learned about Chinese culture, trying a range of foods with some quite striking tastes and textures.

About 24 youngsters, aged two to five, from the centre visited the New Peach Bower restaurant on The Square as part of learning about Chinese New Year.

Day care centre owner Claire Chapman said: “They were so excited about going and really enjoyed it - the restaurant made a real fuss of them and they all went home with goody bags.

“We have been learning about different cultures and they have been making Chinese dragons and lanterns, and tasting the food was a real experience for them.

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“Many of them would not have had Chinese food before - or eaten with chopsticks!”

This year is the Chinese Year of the Rat, and being born under the sign is said to signify a courageous and enterprising person.

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