Olympic Fencing Champion Inspires Keystone Students “Not to Give Up”
As part of Keystone’s “Inspiration Series,” 2008 Olympic fencing champion, Zhong Man spent a few hours with the school community. He shared his life story with a packed audience in the Keystone Academy’s Performing Arts Center, narrating an experience of successes that came from not giving up, and learning from failures. Keystone’s student fencers eagerly imitated Zhong Man’s footwork and strike poses, as he patiently demonstrated his tactics and strategies. Keystone Academy invites experts and top professionals, like Zhong Man, to give students the opportunity to be inspired to live their dreams.
Three DCB Students Achieve Top Results in Two Subjects
Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) student Lesley Zheng placed first in IGCSE computer science, while Silvia Shen and Simone Zhao shared top place in geography. Over 61,000 examination entries were made in mainland China in 2015 and only over 100 students were identified as winners.
YCIS Beijing Achieves Outstanding Results in 2015 World Education Games
Students in Year 5 at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) achieved exceptional results in this year’s World Education Games competition. A semi-annual online event, this year’s competition had over 6 million students and 20,000 schools in 159 countries take part. YCIS Beijing students placed 55th in the world in literacy and tenth in math, a huge achievement when considering the huge applicant pool. Special congratulations are also in order for Noah Killeen, who placed 94th in the world in science.
BCIS Terry Fox Run
After holding its 11th Terry Fox Run on October 22, Beijing City International School (BCIS) announced that since 2005 it has raised more than RMB 1.1 million for cancer research. The run included students from all school sections, from the Early Childhood Center through to the secondary school.
Sanfine International Hospital Extends Opening Hours
Sanfine International Hospital has extended its operating hours and is now open from Monday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm. Sanfine is located in the heart of Sanlitun, across from the worker’s stadium. Offering general medicine, pediatrics, dental, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, TCM, diagnostic, cosmetic and women’s healthcare, Sanfine boasts an unparalleled range of leading edge equipment and facilities as well as highly experienced doctors on staff.
WAB’s Beverly Tan wins BISPS
WAB student Beverly Tan won the Beijing International Schools Poetry Slam (BISPS) at The Bookworm on Saturday, November 14. Australian slam poet champion Luka Lesson inspired the event, which featured students from six international schools.
ISSCC Ski Competition Weekend
International Schools Snowsports Championships China (ISSCC), is an opportunity for students to experience a slalom race over a weekend organized by Imagine. The annual event for 7-18 year olds will be held on March 4-6, and includes professional training from expat ski race coaches, and a range of competitions. Participants are encouraged to sign up early to avoid disappointment, and to avail of free competition entry (usually RMB 500) by booking before Christmas Day. For full info and for free competition entry before Christmas, head to www.imagine-china.com/ISSCC
Photos: courtesy of Keystone, DCB, YCIS, Imagine, Sanfine, BCIS, and WAB
This article originally appeared on page 12-13 of the beijingkids December 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