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Keystone Summer Archway
Until April 20, Keystone Academy will be accepting applications to its summer program. Over three weeks, the latter aims to increase confidence in English, help students to understand key concepts in arts, sciences and humanities, be more effective learners, and become familiar with inquiry-based learning approaches. The program is designed for non-native English speakers in or entering Grades 6-9. For more, visit www.keystoneacademy.cn.
PEC Opens New Flagship School
Prestige Education Centre (PEC) launched a new flagship school catering to ages 4-16 with ten classrooms, an activities hall, gym facilities, a coffee shop, a library with books from the UK, an iPad learning program, a cafeteria, and a conference room. To celebrate, PEC is offering free academic assessments and half-day trials.
Bldg 9, 5 Guantang Donglu, Chaoyang District (6432 2797, email@example.com) www.pedcentre.com 朝阳区观唐东路5号9栋
BWYA Opens New Primary School Campus
Recently, Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) opened a brand-new campus in Laiguangying dedicated to its IPC program. There are currently almost 100 students in Grades 1-5. Facilities include newly-renovated classrooms with interactive whiteboard, air purification systems, a Performing Arts and Athletic Centre, and a combined cafeteria/library space called the Libris Café.
11 Xinshengcun, Chaoyang District (8454 3478) ibwya.net 朝阳区新生村11号北京世青国际学校来广营校区
ClubFootball’s New Programs
ClubFootball recently introduced two new programs to its junior lineup: a soccer program for toddlers (ages 3 and over) and a girls-only program. Both programs will debut in spring. The girls-only program will take place at the International School of Beijing and Chaoyang Park. To find out more, visit www.clubfootball.com.cn.
BCIS PAL Workshop: “Supporting Your Child in their Math Studies”
Every month, Beijing City International School (BCIS) holds free workshops open to the wider community. The next Parents as Learners (PAL) workshop is entitled “Supporting Your Child in their Math Studies” and will take place on March 26 from 8.30-10am at the BCIS Main Campus. The presenter is Secondary School Math Team Leader David Nguyen, who will talk about supporting children in their math studies (Grades 6-12). Note that all attendees must bring photo ID to enter the campus. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, call 8771 7171.
Manchester United Soccer Schools to Visit BSB Shunyi
On March 31 and April 2, Manchester United Soccer Schools will visit Beijing for the first time with camps held at the British School of Beijing, Shunyi. Catering to ages 6-18 (boys and girls), the camps are open to players of all abilities. Students who compete in the Manchester United skills challenges held at every camp will have a chance to play at the World Skills Final in Manchester, UK. For more info, visit www.britishschool.org.cn/shunyi.
UCCA Creative Studio to Open Branch at Parkview Green
In addition to its center in 798 Art District, UCCA Creative Studio will soon open a new location in Parkview Green (B-301). China’s first museum-based art education program will offer weekend family art workshops and regular art classes led by resident and guest artists form UCCA. The center will cater to ages 2-11. Stay tuned for details of the opening day launch party on www.beijing-kids.com/events or www.creative-studio.cn.
Z Hairdressing Offers Half-Priced Haircuts for Kids
Z Hairdressing, the salon led by Creative Director Scarlet Salmons (pictured with our photographer Dave’s son, Myles), is offering a 50 percent discount on all kids’ haircuts. (Look out for the special kids’ chair shaped like an motorcycle!) Regular prices are RMB 150, 280, 380, 580, or 780 depending on the stylist.
Daily 10am-9pm. B1-003, Building 5, 8 Xindong Lu Complex, Chaoyang District (8424 4533) 朝阳区新东路8号院5号楼B1-003
YCIS Beijing’s Pollution Solution Goes Live
As part of its school renovations during the summer, Yew Chung International School of Beijing installed internal PM2.5 fresh-air systems throughout the entire campus. Other measures include airtight and wind pressure-resistant windows made by Schüco, airtight insulation doors made by Hörmann, and Panasonic air curtains at all external doors. In addition, the wider community can access live air quality readings via the YCIS Beijing website at www.ycis-bj.com.
Harrow Students Pass LAMDA Examinations
Harrow International School Beijing is proud to announce that all 39 of the Pre-Prep students who took the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) last November passed the test. LAMDA has been promoting public speaking, developing drama, nurturing talent and inspiring artists across the globe for over 150 years. During the testing period, an examiner from London visits the school to assess the students.
This article originally appeared on page 16-17 of the March 2015 Issue of beijingkids. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact email@example.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Keystone, ClubFootball, PEC, BCIS, BWYA, BSB Shunyi, UCCA Creative Studio, Z Hairdressing, YCIS , HISB