ISTA Festival Takes Drama to the Next Stage
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) hosted the ISTA Drama Festival on March 8-13, welcoming over 100 students from international schools around the world to attend a three-day workshop.
Keystone Hosts Mesmerizing Guqin Escape
Guqin virtuoso Wu Wenguang treated the Keystone community to a captivating musical journey on February 23. It was part of the school’s Distinguished Artists Series, which provides a space to engage with the best minds in music, arts, and dance from China and around the world.
ISB Students Feel the Rhythm of the African Drums
International School of Beijing (ISB) hosted Ghanaian drummer Kofi Gbolonyo as its artist-in-residence in February. Dr. Gbolonyo, an African studies and ethnomusicology professor at the University of British Columbia, led workshops with elementary school students over two weeks.
Reading Week at HoK
House of Knowledge (HoK), Chaoyang Park campus celebrated Dr. Seuss Reading Week from February 27 to March 3, with students inviting parents to read to their child’s class. They also had favorite book character dressing up and show and tell. Other students made picture books of their favorite stories.
BSB, Shunyi Celebrates Literature with The Big Read
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB, Shunyi) held its annual “Portable Magic – Festival of Books” on the week of February 20. On the day of The Big Read, parents, children and friends of the community brought in their favorite books and were entertained by storytelling, live poetry, and drama.
Chinese New Year Celebrations at MSB
Students and staff celebrated Spring Festival at The International Montessori School of Beijing’s (MSB) Chinese New Year Bazaar.
IN STEM Fair at BWYA
Grade 7 students at Beijing World Youth Academy’s (BWYA) Lido campus had the opportunity to show off their STEM skills on March 10 when they presented their personal projects to their schoolmates and parents.
3e Students Interview Chinese Actor Hu Ge
3e International School students interviewed Chinese actor Hu Ge, who visited the school last December. Hu enjoyed playing the role of teacher and was impressed by the authenticity of the children’s interest in filmmaking and storytelling. This experience allowed children to explore an exciting career and will be a great memory for them.
BIBA Grade 2 Students Raise Money for Charity
As a culminating activity for their Economics unit, Grade 2 students at Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) hosted a cafe in partnership with Goodworks Coffee and Tea and Bread of Life Bakery on February 24. Students sold tickets, and served cakes and delicious craft coffee to delighted parents, staff, and students alike. All funds raised will go to charity.
WAB Project Moves Mountains
Grade 3 students at Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) are literally moving mountains with an augmented reality sandbox, as part of a unit about the Earth’s formation and landforms. A WAB teacher and group of staff collaborated on the sandbox, downloading free instructions and repurposing old furniture and resources to make the project themselves.
BSB, Sanlitun Year 1 Toy Workshop with Parents
Year One parents and children at the British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (BSB, Sanlitun) gathered on March 2 for the biggest mass production of robots the school has ever seen. There was junk, paint, and glue, and lots of creative brains working together energetically along with some very competitive natures shining out.
HIS Cultivates a Love for Books
150 elementary students at Hope International School (HIS) celebrated Reading Day on March 3. Students wore pajamas and brought their favorite books to class, while parents and volunteers read great children’s literature.
Photos courtesy of YCIS Beijing, ISB, Keystone Academy, House of Knowledge, BSB Sanlitun, MSB, BWYA, 3E International School, BIBA, WAB, BSB Shunyi, and Hope International School
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