On Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, Wellington College International Tianjin held The Festival of Education, which celebrated Wellington’s education model, called Eight Aptitudes, which exposes children to many courses of studies and activities. The festival, which was the first of its kind in China, featured displays of the college’s extensive facilities in use, as well as workshops, clinics, and presentations.
Students participated in mural painting, a comedy workshop, calligraphy, gourd painting, yoga, and designing and creating a modern living room. The school displayed its affinity for the performing arts as students exhibited their dancing skills in the forms of ballet, street dancing, and folk dancing. Students were also treated to musical master classes with two teachers from the Tianjin Conservatory of Music; Kang Jian led the guitar class, while Xu Ye led in drums.
Those who favor sports enjoyed coaching clinics from two international football players: Carlton Palmer, a professional football player from the UK; and Wu Genwei, who represented China in the 2002 World Cup finals. Other sports clinics included polo, archery, fencing, and swimming.
Parents attended a series of presentations that focused on education issues, including multilingualism, parent involvement in teaching English, and IB program. The festival wrapped up with a dance showcase and a piano recital by Korean pianist Sonja Park.
Photos courtesy of Wellington College International Tianjin