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BSB Shunyi Launches Charity Fashion Show
The British School of Beijing’s (BSB) first-ever charity fashion show will take place at the Shunyi campus from 4-7pm on Sunday, April 19. It will showcase the school’s best talents in modeling, dancing, and singing. All proceeds will go to the Little Adoption Shop (a local pet shelter in Shunyi) and the Tanzania Foundation, which helps improve living standards for impoverished local children. Year 12 IB CAS students Amy, Ella, Eduarda, and Julia have been working on this project since December. The theme will be “Lights Out.” In keeping with the theme, glowsticks will be distributed to ticket holders, who are encouraged to dress in neon and glow-in-the-dark colors.

HISB Now Offering Residential Accommodation
Starting from August 2015, Harrow International School Beijing (HISB) will offer residential accommodation to students from Year 6 to 13. HISB aims to provide students with the opportunity to experience a secure and caring community in a setting where staff can further support their learning and education, encouraging them to reach the highest academic standards, fostering responsibility, and nurturing positive relationships.

BIBS Director John McBryde Awarded Chaoyang International Talent Award
Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) Director John McBryde recently received the Chaoyang International Talent Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to international education practice and persistent service. Five years ago, Beijing’s Chaoyang District launched the Phoenix Project to promote social and economic development within the district. This year, a total of 63 people were identified as “Chaoyang Talents” in different fields. Besides McBryde, only four other foreigners were awarded the title of “Chaoyang International Talent.”

Keystone Academy’s Rising Golf Star
Jiaman (Jana) Ni, a Grade 6 student at Keystone Academy, won second place in Group C of the 2015 HSBC Junior Open Golf Championship. Keystone plans to create its own golf team by this summer with the aim of training a team of golfers to compete in the national junior golf championship.

YCIS Beijing Students Complete World Vision 30-Hour Famine
From February 6-7, 32 students in Year 12 and 13 at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) fasted for 30 hours to raise money and awareness for World Vision, a charity that helps children from underprivileged backgrounds. The event started with a presentation from World Vision’s Megan Qiu and a gift of t-shirts and stickers for the participating students. The teens took part in teambuilding exercises and activities to strengthen their cooperative spirit. The initiative, which was student-run and -organized, raised a total of RMB 7,700 for World Vision.

Roundabout Book Fair at BCIS Raises RMB 46,000
On March 7, the Roundabout Book Fair at Beijing City International School (BCIS) raised RMB 46,000 to support the charity’s many causes.

Zhang Yimou Visits ISB
Chinese director Zhang Yimou visited the International School of Beijing (ISB) on February 24 to participate in three student-led dialogues, speaking about the importance of values at the core of ISB’s Learning21 curriculum and how they have contributed to his successful career.


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This article originally appeared on page 18-19 of the April 2015 Issue of beijingkids. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact

Photos: courtesy of BSB, HISB, BIBS, Keystone, YCIS, BCIS and ISB

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