April 10, 2015
This week, the annual Gubei Campus IB Visual Art Exhibition opened at a public gallery space in the Changning Library in Shanghai. Eleven IB art students in Year 13 transformed the bare walls of the gallery into a vibrant and professional-style art exhibition. With oversight from their IB art teachers, the students displayed two years worth of artwork that they created during their courses in the IB programme. Their tremendous body of work includes innovative sculptures, 3D paintings, photographic collages, and intricate sketches.
March 30, 2015
At the end of March, YCIS celebrated the 5th annual Seeds of Hope Gala Charity Concert. Held at the Grand Theatre in Chongqing, the annual concert brought the entire network of YCIS schools together to support the school’s Seeds of Hope charity, which was formed in 2008 in response to the catastrophic earthquake in Sichuan Province. The funds raised by the concert, as well as by other Seeds of Hope initiatives throughout the school year, are used to build or remodel a Seeds of Hope School every year in a region in which YCIS has a school.
March 26, 2015
Century Park Campus recently held its annual Maths and Science Week. The event celebrated the importance of these two disciplines, and gave students many opportunities to put their skills into action in very fun and educational ways.
March 25, 2015
YCIS Shanghai hosted an awards ceremony in March for the China-wide LittleStar Magazine –YCIS Short Story Writing Competition at the Gubei Campus. During the ceremony, 39 talented student writers from international schools across China were honoured for their winning submissions in the contest, which required students aged 9-18 to write short stories of 2000 words or less on the theme, “Friends”. The winners were selected from 408 total submissions.
March 23, 2015
Year 13 IB Art students from Century Park Campus recently held a fantastic art exhibit at a gallery in Shanghai to present a culmination of their finest works of art. The exhibition, held at the Zendai Himalayas Art Center in Pudong, was available for public viewing throughout the month of March, and featured a variety of realistic paintings, innovative light and video installations, large canvas creations made from masking tape, and stunning designs created from recyclable materials.