Keystone’s Youngest Organize a Charity Sale
The foundation year students at Keystone Academy brought students, parents, teachers and staff together to raise money for school supplies for their friends at Nancai Shiyan Xuexiao, a local school for migrant children in Shunyi. Under the guidance of primary school Chinese teachers Che Qing and Zou Jing, and supported by parents, the students organized a campus charity sale on June 5. Having raised over RMB 8,000, Keystone’s foundation year students bought the supplies and visited Nancai to present their donation.
World Rugby Certifies Sports Beijing Coaches
Sports Beijing (SBJ) invited educators from World Rugby (formerly IRB) to hold a Level 1 Coaching Certification for 7 of their coaches on June 6 and 7. The course included injury prevention, strategy, and proper tactics. The coaches applied their new training in a supervised practical session with the SBJ youth team. This is the first of several certification courses that Sports Beijing plans on organizing for the community.
Two BSB Students Attend Inaugural Global Orchestra in New York
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB) students Alan Wang and Victoria Baek attended the Nord Anglia Education’s inaugural Global Orchestra in New York from June 24-July 1. Alan Wang played the clarinet and Victoria Baek played the cello. The students were selected from the 34 schools in the Nord Anglia network.
YCIS Beijing Presents The Voice
On May 28, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) Secondary School held its own version of the popular Chinese reality TV show The Voice, in the school auditorium. There was a large variety of styles on show during the performances including opera, rap, pop, folk and rock in both English and Chinese. In the Solo section, Paris Lecleir finished in first place after impressing with her renditions of some famous Broadway hits while the upbeat bop and rap combition of Jerry Cha and Jun Ha Park took victory in the duet section.
BCIS Class of 2015
On May 30, Beijing City International School bid a fond farewell to 27 graduating students. The majority are going off to college this year, with students accepted by 67 colleges and universities in the US, UK, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Canada, and Australia. They have also collectively received USD 500,000 in merit scholarships.
BIBS Students Sing with Sydney Symphony Orchestra Strings
In May a string quartet from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra visited Beanstalk International Bilingual School’s (BIBS) Shunyi Campus while in town for the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) May Festival. The quartet played several classics, answered questions and accompanied BIBS singers for a version of Stand By Me.
Yao Ming at ISB
On June 5, International School of Beijing (ISB) welcomed NBA star Yao Ming to check out the students’ skills of their NBA Yao Basketball Club, and to participate in a student-led dialogue with the ISB community.
LIH Olivia’s Place Pediatric Clinic Opens July 13
Shanghai-based therapy Center, Olivia’s Place, joined forces with investment partner LIH to open the first clinic dedicated to developmental and behavioral pediatrics in China. Olivia’s Place was founded in 2010 in Shanghai by the American parents of a girl with Down Syndrome. Beijing-based branch to Olivia’s Place, Eliott’s Corner will join with LIH Olivia’s Place Pediatric Clinic in its 980sqm facility. The mission of LIH Olivia’s Place is to offer high quality developmental and behavioral pediatrics and pediatric therapy to China. Among its services, LIH Olivia’s Place will offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and play therapy, as well as behavioral pediatrics, swallow studies, audiology and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy, and more. Children aged 0-18 with attention deficits, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, handwriting problems, learning disabilities, reading problems, speech and language disorders and other needs can receive help and support here.
Beijing LIH Olivia’s Place Pediatric Clinic 北京长和大蕴 儿科诊所
13 Jiu Xian Qiao Road, Building 6-1, Second Floor, Chaoyang District, (6461-6283) www.oliviasplace.org 北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路13号6-1楼2层
WAB Student Teaches English
As part of the Personal Project required to complete the Middle Years Programme, Western Academy of Beijing Grade 10 student Lorraine Jiang began teaching WAB’s security staff English to help improve their ability to engage with the international community and expand their professional skills. Now she is extending her work’s reach to the greater Beijing community by offering classes to ayis or caretakers working for foreign families. Classes are free of charge and offered every day.
This article originally appeared on page 16-17 of the beijingkids July 2015 issue. Click here to read the issue for free on Issuu.com. To find out how you can get your own copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: courtesy of Keystone, YCIS, WAB, BCIS, ISB, Sports Beijing,BSB, BIBS, & LIH Olivia’s Place