05 Jan, 2015
10 : 00
YCIS Shanghai students were thrilled recently to be asked to cut the ceremonial ribbon at an awards ceremony for a city-wide photography competition.
Hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and organised by the Shanghai Education Center of Science & Art, “Growing up with Shanghai”, a photography competition for students from all International Schools in Shanghai was formally launched in May and the winners were announced in early December. Four students from YCIS Shanghai Century Park and Regency Park campuses won first prize for their respective age categories, and as the only school with winners across all categories, YCIS students were honoured to be asked to cut the ribbon to officially commence the awards ceremony.
During the competition, students from all four YCIS Shanghai campuses participated, and their work demonstrated a wide range of styles and multiple perspectives as they used a camera to describe the story of themselves and their family while living in and growing up in Shanghai as expatriates, as well as expressing their love for the city.
From the Century Park Campus, two Year 11 students, Dania and Nina, won first prize in the High School student category, and a Year 10 student, Emily, won first prize in the Middle School category. A Year 3 student from the Regency Park Campus, Andrea, was also awarded first prize in the Primary section, and her picture showed the growing towers of Shanghai with toys from her childhood. A number of other YCIS students also received awards for their entries.
After the ceremony, Ms Mary Yu, Primary and Secondary Co-Principal at the Regency Park and Century Park campuses remarked, “We were delighted to take part in this exciting competition, and are very proud of our students’ achievements. In addition, we would like to congratulate all of the students who participated on their hard work and beautiful artwork – what a lovely way to celebrate the students’ ‘home town’ of Shanghai!”