At the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), there is always something going on and there’s always something for everyone. Here I’ve highlighted the various long-term projects that WAB students are involved in this year.
Every year, WAB’s senior class gives back to their immediate or global community. Last year, the class of 2011 started a service project, raising RMB 40,000 to provide both electricity and blackboards to the Kuthor School. The project continues this year.
One of the most popular choices is The Inkblot, WAB’s student-run school newspaper. Founded in 2009, it has certainly evolved into a high class and professional newspaper. Editor-in-Chief Aaron Kroeber says, “The Inkblot lets people write what they want, without bounds, and thus produces a great breadth of high-quality work.” Students learn to write, as well as explore editing, photography, graphic design, advertising and finances.
There is also the Student Council, which strives to support the average student,. Franklyn Zhu, the Student Council President, states, “If you’re passionate about an idea, you will find the support of the entire WAB community.”
Although there are many community and service-based activities at WAB, there are also some new clubs, including Italian cooking, the art, math and microfinance clubs. If none of these groups interest you, you can start your own group. Whether it sports teams achieving new records, or book clubs analyzing Shakespeare, there is truly something for everyone at Western Academy of Beijing. There’s no place like WAB.