This weekend my daughter and I visited the Lido area and made a stop by the Indigo Mall, and as per usual we visited Feast for brunch. We later headed over to a Daystar Academy and Ivy Schools experience in the Mall. The schools had a science play area set up with teachers and cool science stuff, lab jackets and a little reading corner for the children.
A booth set out the schools’ educational vision, and gave parents and kids an idea of what to expect at the schools. There was also an information area for the parents, and a model to show what the new Daystar Academy school in Sanlitun will be like.
First, a teacher read all the kids some books, and as more kids joined the teachers got ready to make bouncy balls. Recipes had be followed, ingredients needed to be measured, and colors for the ball had to be picked. All these activities were bilingual, and a mystical science experience.
I was impressed by the teachers, and the plentiful information and help available at the booth. My daughter played with the teachers while I browsed around.
Pauline van Hasselt has been working for beijingkids since October 2016. Born in Wassenaar, The Netherlands, she moved with her husband and her 3 year-old daughter to Beijing in June of last year. Prior she lived in the Netherlands, Belgium, Paraguay, Texas, and London, studying and working as a chef. Pauline enjoys biking around Beijing, finding markets and new restaurants, reading crime and fantasy books in bed, and most importantly, turning her house into a home for her family.
Photos: Pauline van Hasselt