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.
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.
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