May 9, 2016
Rachel, Year 12, Century Park Campus
Every year at YCIS, during the same week as Earth Day, we hold an “Environment Week” at our Century Park Campus which includes various fun activities that are planned to help raise money to plant trees in Inner Mongolia for the organisation “Roots and Shoots”. This year, we had an activity planned for each day of the week: Meatless Monday, Book Swap Tuesday, Bake Sale Wednesday, Tree Cycling Thursday, and Green Dress Day Friday. In addition to all of these events, the “Eco Gazette” was also sold for RMB 10 yuan a copy throughout the week, featuring interesting articles and interviews written by our Eco Team members.
May 3, 2016
Lorenzo, Year 11, Century Park Campus
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (IA) is an extracurricular activity that ensures that students develop in three areas: Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS). In participating in this programme, we have to complete a Sport, a Skill, and a Service aspect for 3 – 6 consecutive months, and many of us students at YCIS have already completed these segments without even realising it.
May 4, 2016
Imogen, Year 13, Gubei Campus
With only a few weeks left at school, I’m already counting down the days until my time in China sadly comes to an end. Over the past nine-and-a-half-years, I have had the opportunity to really explore another culture, and of course, to learn the language in Shanghai. Through classes every day at YCIS, getting around the city, and work experience, I have been immersed in Chinese for most of my childhood, and I have progressed from being a timid eight-year-old, to being well on my way to completing IB Mandarin B Higher Level.
April 27, 2016
Githu, Year 12, Century Park Campus
Usually, I’m incapable of remembering what I had for dinner the previous night. However, despite the six-month time span that’s passed, I can still recall nearly every detail of our Year 12 trip to Thailand. What I had originally thought might be a standard type of trip, turned out to be one of the most remarkable trips I’ve ever been on.