UCCA Launches New Kids’ Classes
UCCA Creative Studio in 798 Art District has introduced an education program for ages 2-11. Participants will learn about art in daily courses to be held in the studio’s brand-new classrooms.The sessions will be led by UCCA’s experienced teachers. Weekend workshops will continue as normal, often in conjunction with local and international artists. For more information, visit www.ucca.org.cn.
HoK Activities Program Returns
House of Knowledge International Kindergarten will offer its spring and summer after-school activities program starting in mid-March, with a range of sports and educational classes open to all at the school’s two campuses. From gymnastics and soccer to science and Tang Dynasty poetry, there is a wide variety of weekly programs available to kids up to age 8. In a new addition to the lineup, instructors from Music Together will run Wiggle Worms classes on Wednesdays for kids aged 10 months to 2 years. Detailed information can be found at www.hokschools.com.
BCIS Student Awarded Music College Scholarship
A Grade 12 student at Beijing City International School (BCIS), Donghee Kim, has been awarded a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The lead singer of school-based band Wasabi and a skilled pianist, Kim is the first-ever student from BCIS to receive a scholarship to an overseas music college.
ISB Welcomes New Assessment Coordinator
The International School of Beijing has appointed Kristine Tesoriero to its office of learning, where she will be responsible for assessments related to student admissions and placement. Prior to her posting in Beijing, Tesoriero taught Spanish for eight years in New Jersey, where she earned both her graduate and post-graduate degrees in educational leadership.
Art Bug Welcomes New Teacher
Art Bug recently added Ffion Jones to its team. Jones is a Cambridge University CELTA holder who has taught a variety of age groups. She holds a degree in Fine Arts and obtained a Diploma in Art and Design at Oxford Brookes University. Jones specializes in painting, drawing and photography.
BSB Shunyi Joins BBC Journalism Program
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi has become the first international school to be accepted into the BBC School Report, an educational journalism program set up by the world-renowned British broadcaster. The school will join more than 1,000 others in the UK in offering its students the chance to develop their journalistic skills with the help of lesson plans and materials provided by the BBC.
Children will take on the role of school reporters by creating video, audio, and written reports for a “news day” on March 27. The best from across the program’s schools will appear on the BBC’s website and may even be aired on the broadcaster’s news shows.
Photos: Courtesy of UCCA, HOK, BCIS, ISB, ArtBug, and BSB Shunyi
This article originally appeared on p18-19 of the beijingkids March 2014 issue.
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