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Chinese students cheer in Olympic Games

A group of students from China used the Big Screen in Derby's Market Place to celebrate the Olympic Games in Beijing.

"This is a good day for my country," declared Dong Wei.

It was the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics - and around 50 students gathered in the Market Place to watch the event.

Watching the Olympics on the Big Screen in Derby

The scholars were all from China and were in Derby as part of a programme to improve their English language.

They were entertained by Wai Ling who took his costume along to perform a tradirional Chinese Lion Dance.

The students joined in the countdown to the start of the ceremony and cheered enthusiastically as China put on its show-piece event.

Watching the Olympics on the Big Screen in Derby

The closing ceremony will also be celebrated in style under the Big Screen - Derby is hosting a 'handover' party on August 24th to mark the Games being handed from China to London.

There'll be an afternoon and evening of entertainment - culminating in a performance by Gabriella Cilmi (use the link on the right for more details).

last updated: 12/08/2008 at 13:30
created: 12/08/2008

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