23 May, 2013
10 : 00
Earlier this month, over one thousand students and parents, teachers, administrators, and guests of YCIS gathered to celebrate the school's 8th Annual Global Child Day, held at YCIS Shanghai Regency Park Campus. This year's theme was “Myths and Legends”, and, as usual, the parent body and teachers put together an amazing array of games, arts and crafts, quizzes, and activities that beautifully showcased some of the myths and legends representative of their home countries. There were music, singing and dancing, and homemade foods from every inhabited continent.
Ms Tess Robinson, a YCIS parent and the founder of the school’s Global Child Day, described the process that goes into preparing for an event of such a large scale, “This year's Event Management Committee consisted of 30 volunteers from 20 different countries. Everyone put a tremendous amount of thought, creativity, and care into their presentations. Our volunteers worked not only with their own countrymen, many of whom come from very different regions within the same country, but also with volunteers from every country represented. We learnt so much about each other, and ways to work together, and this knowledge and respect has a far-reaching impact on our school relationships and friendships, which make YCIS such a tight knit and supportive community.”
Global Child Day has become a school tradition, as it so perfectly embodies part of the YCIS motto “To align with culture”, and the event fully demonstrates many of the benefits of a truly interactive, international community.