Students Celebrate the Life of Terry Fox
Many paid tribute to Terry Fox, who made a 5,373km run across Canada for charity in 1980 after losing his right leg to bone cancer. The International School of Beijing (ISB) marked its 20th anniversary by welcoming his sister, Judith Fox, to address members of the school community about Terry’s cause. The reception was followed by an informal discussion with middle school students about her brother’s fight with cancer and school career.
Meanwhile, students and staff at Beijing City International School (BCIS) gathered on the school field to take part in the 2013 Terry Fox Run. Taking place for the ninth year at BCIS, the charity run consisted of 20 minutes of laps, with a five-minute rest in the middle. The school has so far raised RMB 120,000 in pledges, with money still coming in and being counted.
Children’s Art Exhibition at Art Bug
Art Bug will hold its end-of-year exhibition from December 14 to 31 with crafts, paintings, and sculptures by the art center’s students. Parents and children are welcome to attend the free exhibition at Art Bug’s CBD center from 9am-6pm. For more information, visit www.artbug.cn or call 5900 0270.
BJU Expands Emergency Department
Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) has completed the expansion of its emergency department, which houses 14 independent rooms and 24-hour pediatric emergency services. The improved facilities also include a “green channel” for any maternity patients who require emergency care. The hospital marked the completion of the expansion with a grand opening on November 11.
YCIS Kindergarten Students Raise More than RMB 9,000 for Charity
Yew Chung International School of Beijing raised a total of RMB 9,653 through sponsorship of its “Trike-a-thon” event in October. Kindergarten students took to their tricycles and bicycles (with training wheels) to raise funds for the school’s Seeds of Hope program, which helps build schools for underprivileged children in rural China. The proceeds will go towards the charity’s fourth school site, following completed projects in Shandong, Sichuan, and Hebei.
That’s Mandarin Opens Language Camps to Parents
Language school That’s Mandarin recently announced a new family camp program that allows parents to participate in learning sessions alongside their children. While the kids take part in the camp’s usual morning classes, family members can join other adults for small group classes before meeting with their kids for activities and excursions. The family program is available at the school’s summer and winter camps. For more information, visit www.thatsmandarin.com.
Hummingbird Spreads its Wings in Park Avenue
Hummingbird Spa has opened a new branch at Park Avenue with a nail salon and treatment rooms for massages, facials, waxing, and more. The spa also provides house calls to members, allowing them to enjoy massages from home. Hummingbird is marking the opening with gift vouchers for new members and winter discounts on a variety of treatments. For more information, visit www.hummingbird.net.cn.
Photos Courtesy of OFISB, BCIS, ART BUG, BJU, YCIS BEIJING, THAT’S MANDARIN and HUMMINGBIRD
This article originally appeared on p18-19 of the beijingkids December 2013 issue.
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