Beijing Hikers will be tackling the Great Wall Spur in July, so sign up and take yourself out of the city for a great hiking adventure. As the World Cup moves into its later stages, Pinotage has started screening the games. Enjoy some tasty South African food and a few lagers whilst enjoying the football spectacle that is taking place in Brazil. Don’t forget to make a note in your calendar for what is set to be one of Roundabout’s biggest book fairs at BSB Shunyi at the end of August. Congratulations to graduating students from Dulwich College Beijing, who have secured places at some of the worlds’ top universities and colleges. Keep checking back in Shunyi Happenings for more international school graduate coverage. There is still time to sign up for the Flips & Kicks Summer Camp.
Join Beijing Hikers for a trip to the Great Wall Spur in Huairou on Sunday, July 6 departing at 8am from Shunyi’s Pinnacle Plaza. The cost is RMB 400 (RMB 360 for members) per person, with one meal included.
The hike will take three to four hours from start to finish, covering just over 7.5km with a long, tough climb at the beginning. After the climb, hikers will reach an unrestored stretch of the Great Wall completed around 1580 AD during the reign of Ming Dynasty Emperor Wan Li. The hike will then continue along the wall, passing through towers, and finish in a rustic village.
Suitable for ages 10 and up. Bring snacks, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt and hat, a bottle of sports drink, and good hiking boots. To book your place, call 6432 2786, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.beijinghikers.com.
Pinotage World Cup Screenings
For the World Cup, Pinotage at Pinotage Plaza will be serving their bar snacks menu, which includes their delicious biltong, and beef and chicken skewers. For the bigger games, they will be cooking up some South African hot dogs (boerewors rolls). Enjoy alongside their craft lager Dark and Golden (RMB 20 for 300ml, RMB 35 for 500ml, and a liter for just RMB 60). Be sure to phone ahead and book a table to ensure the bar is open for particular games.
Roundabout Book Fair at British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi
Once again, the Roundabout Book Fair will happen at BSB Shunyi on Saturday, August 30 from 10am-3pm. Get ready for the new school term by picking up some essential reading for the kids and some downtime reading for you. Buy paperbacks from RMB 10, hardcover books from RMB 20, and kids’ books from RMB 1. Thousands of gently-used books will be on sale in a variety of languages. Roundabout supports a range of charitable organizations and helps channel funds to kids in need of critical medical care. If you can’t make it on Saturday, pop into the school from 10am-3pm daily until September 3.
It has been another successful year at Dulwich College Beijing. In addition to acceptances to Cambridge, Cornell, Brown and Columbia, students have been accepted to many other colleges such as Carnegie Mellon, Durham, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Imperial, John Hopkins, KAIST, King’s College London, Edinburgh, LSE, McGill, New York, Northwestern, UBC, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, Texas, Toronto and Yale-NUS, all of which are ranked in the top 40 universities in the World.
The average SAT score this year was over 2040 and DCB is on track to earn USD 2 million in scholarship money. Well done to all 2013-2014 graduates!
Flips & Kicks Summer Camp
There’s still time to sign up for the popular Flips & Kicks Plus summer camp, which features a medley of gymnastics and other sports. On each day of the camp, one session will be dedicated to gymnastics training. For the rest of the time, the kids will have the chance to try a variety of other sports, including fencing, dance, karate, and ball sports. The camp’s location this summer is Daystar Academy.
Prices per block:
• RMB 1,800 half day (9am-noon)
• RMB 3,400 both blocks
• RMB 2,800 full day (9am-2.30pm)
• RMB 5,400 both blocks
• Block 1: June 30-July 4
• Block 2: July 7-July 11
Call Kai at 158 1068 6744 to book a spot. For more info, visit www.flipsandkicksplus.com
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos courtesy of DCB, Beijing Hikers, Ian Wilson (flickr)