06 Nov, 2014
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Costumes, books, debates, and hot chocolate! Last week, Century Park Campus held a fun and exciting week chock-full of English and Humanities-themed activities.
The English & Humanities Week got off to a lively start with “staff versus student” debates in assembly. The students did an excellent job of structuring their reasoning and facing their teachers on stage in front of their peers. House debates also continued through the week, where different teams of students in Years 7–9 debated for House points. Twelve students from each year were given the opportunity to represent their House and to hone their public speaking skills. In total, 36 debaters participated and were congratulated on their fantastic skills!
On Tuesday, the campus was buzzing with an influx of historic and literary characters. From Julius Cesar to the Mad Hatter, staff and students alike joined in the fun and then wrote a personal essay as their character. On Thursday, the school held a “Drop Everything and Read” celebration during the final class period of the day, during which all students were encouraged to spend the time reading a book of their choosing, with the added bonus of enjoying a cup of hot chocolate! The spirited week ended on a high note with a well-supported Book Fair designed to let students and their families acquire new books to inspire reading and creativity well into their futures.
English and Humanities are two key components of the holistic education model at YCIS. For more information on academics at YCIS at the school, click here.