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Issue 15 - Spring 2016

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Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! After a short break we are back with updates on the N/P and Secondary Education Councils, details of new projects supported by the Community Fund and various updates on health and safety issues. Why not check out our regular column, "Love Laeken" and find out about what the Dreve Sainte Anne looked like before it became the busy street it is today!

On the services front, remember that the first enrolment phase for transport closes on 31 May 2016. Enrolments for extra-curricular activities will open on 1 June so keep checking the website for details of the activites. You should also have received details about the upcoming Performing Arts Day via email - for those of you who are wondering what Periscolaire involves, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see!

Finally, you should have received detils via email about this year's Somerfesto. The Somerfesto Committee has organised a wide range of exciting activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Please volunteer to help make it the most successful school party ever! 

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The Chinese Pavilion was commissioned by King Leopold II in 1901, as a restaurant for businessmen seeking to foster economic links with China. When he died in 1909, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took over responsibility for the Pavilion. It opened in 1913, not as a restaurant but as a museum. The exterior panels were sculpted in Shanghai. The French architect - Alexandre Marcel - also built the 'Japanese tower' across the road.

This postcard showing the "Chinese Restaurant" is dated 30 March 1915. It was sent by a German soldier during the Great War to his family in Stuttgart.

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