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As the most widely spoken world language, and as the national language of a country with huge economic opportunities, it’s easy to see the advantages of learning Mandarin Chinese. For parents, it’s particularly clear how children growing up in an increasingly globalised world can benefit from learning the language.
With end-of-the semester concerts, assemblies, plays, and productions just around the corner, both children and their families are sure to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from participating in performances at school. But beyond the fun of being on stage, taking part in the performing arts has valuable benefits for children, in terms of their development of a number of life skills.
Guangxi, Henan, Guizhou, Shaanxi. Remote destinations for most travellers, but for Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) Secondary students, these are some of the destinations for learning beyond the classroom walls. As part of the school’s Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) Programme, YCIS Shanghai students have the opportunity to travel to different regions in China, while making direct connections to their coursework at school. The process of preparing students for these learning excursions begins well in advance of the actual trip, with every department conducting a variety of activities relating to the learning involved on each journey.
While it’s easy for children and parents alike to focus on the end result of the efforts put into completing academic work – the marks on student progress reports – it should not be forgotten that one of the key skills children are developing as they learn and study, discipline, is important for the long haul. As students learn to master their homework and projects, they also form ingrained habits of discipline that will carry over into other areas of life.
Participating in clubs allows children to develop a spectrum of talents that may not be revealed in the academic context, and in some cases, club activities lead children to explore a career path they may not have considered before – namely in the arts, music, or diplomacy. Many of these activities teach students skills that can be applied not only to academics, but to their time at University, and their adult working life as well: discipline, commitment, and persistence.