30 Apr, 2015
10 : 00
In April, the 45th annual Earth Day was celebrated all around the world. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries worldwide. To mark the occasion, the Environment Club at Gubei Campus hosted a candlelit acoustic concert.
Some of YCIS’s most talented students took to the stage to share their music skills and to show support for a more sustainable future. As students entered the candlelit venue, they passed a display of environmental-themed work from Lower Secondary students, including informational brochures, bumper stickers, and collages. Prior to the concert, members of the Environment Club voted on the best materials from each Year level, and the winning student received a prize package that included free admission to the concert.
Between the entertaining musical performances, students also participated in a series of games designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and create discussions among students. All participating students received prizes for sharing their thoughts with the group. Delicious dinner options were available for purchase to raise funds, and students were also able to visit the Environment Club’s merchandise stand. All funds raised through the event went to help YCIS Shanghai reach its “1000-Tree Challenge” as part of Roots and Shoots’ Million Tree Project.
Towards the end of the evening, several members of the Environment Club who had participated in the planting of this year’s 1000-tree forest in Inner Mongolia were recognised on stage. After a warm round of applause, the students shared their experience with the audience and encouraged all of their peers to continue their efforts to create a better, more environmentally friendly future.
Throughout the school year, YCIS’s dynamic Co-Curricular activity groups, such as the Environment Club, plan a range of on- and off-campus events and activities in addition to the Earth Day Concert. To learn more about extracurricular activities on campus, click here.