Children across the ages have dreamt of being a knight, a mounted soldier serving under a feudal superior during the middle ages. Once inspired by the tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, today kids are enthralled by Game of Thrones. If you have a budding knight in your family, then learning to shoot a bow and arrow at knight school is just what they need. If your kids are more into gliding across the ice, than galloping through a forest, the upcoming Family Day on Ice will entertain and give them a chance to enhance their own skating techniques. Once they’re back at school, following the Chinese New Year break, there’s time for you to catch up with friends both old and new at the next INN Shunyi Coffee Morning.
Here’s a chance to make your child’s dreams come true, by letting them learn how to be a knight. The sports coaches at Imagine are ready to teach any would be knights how to wield a sword, fire a bow and arrow, and ride a horse. They will help the kids to build a puzzling trebuchet, and paint shields and other accessories that every knight needs. The five day knight school will take place from Monday March 30-Friday April 3, and again from Monday April 6-Friday April 10, from 9am-4pm. RMB 4,000 for the five day school, which will take place in locations around Shunyi. Price includes transportation and lunch. Suitable for children aged 7-13 years. For more information and to register contact (186 1045 3101, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.imagine-china.com/knight-school
Family Day on Ice
On Saturday March 7, from 9.30am-1.30pm, enjoy a family day of skating, entertainment on ice, food and drink, at Dulwich Ice Rink. The day’s events will include a number of ice performances by Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) students, followed by public skating. The event officially ends at 1.30pm however families are free to enjoy the skating until later in the day. The event is free, but families need to register online at https://yoopay.cn/event/familydayonice
For those wishing to skate, the cost is RMB 20 per person, and children under 14 will require the supervision of a parent or guardian. A limited number of skates and protective gear, including pads and helmets, will be available. Sizes may be limited, so the advice is to bring your own if you have them. For more information and to register contact (8565 1366, email@example.com)
INN Shunyi Coffee Morning
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi is hosting the International Newcomers Network (INN) Shunyi coffee morning at their Chatterbox Café, on Thursday March 19, from 10am-noon. It’s a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and old-timers in the Shunyi area. The coffee morning will start at 10am, with coffee, snacks, and plenty of chat. At 11.30am a BSB shuttle bus will go across to Roundabout, for those who are interested in visiting the store and learning more about the organization and what they do. At noon, the shuttle bus will return to BSB, alternatively you can make your own transportation home from Roundabout. For more information call 8047 3558 or visit the website www.britishschool.org.cn/shunyi
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: Nina Hale (Flickr), courtesy of DCB and BSB