Reflections from Students about Their Recent Seeds of Hope Volunteering Trip to Anhui
Recently, a group of Year 10 students and faculty from Century Park Campus travelled to Xiuning County in China’s Anhui province to visit a YCIS Seeds of Hope School, located in a small rural village and surrounded by rice fields. The YCIS students had the opportunity to interact with the young children attending the school. Together they played sports, practised a co-ordinated dance, worked on an art project, and conversed using language skills that the YCIS students had built in class, and more. After returning to Shanghai, the students reflected upon the trip, sharing their thoughts about the meaningful experience, as follows:
What It’s Like to Be a Drama Student at YCIS
Tanya, Year 11, Gubei Campus To be a drama student or not to be a drama student? If that’s the question, then the answer’s pretty obvious. Be one! The three years that I’ve participated in our school’s Drama programme have been some of the best of my life. Whether you’re a lively extrovert, curious about the art form, or just naturally drawn to it like I am, Drama and Theatre have a way of consistently producing Tony-worthy performances (at least we’re certainly working passionately towards it).
A Unique International School Experience
Githu, Year 11, Century Park Campus In my class of only 11 students, there are nearly eight different nationalities represented. This means that there are eight different languages that can be spoken, eight different cultures to learn from, and best of all, eight different parts of the planet that are instantaneously made accessible. All of this is made possible just by attending YCIS!
What My Involvement in Drama at YCIS Has Taught Me
Anna, Year 10, Century Park Campus At Century Park Campus, we put on drama productions with a relatively small cast. When I was in Year 8, we put on the 70’s musical Godspell, which was a great play for our school for a number of reasons.
My Experiencing Participating in the School Performance of Tarzan
Jing Yang, Year 8, Gubei Campus From the beginning of September all the way through January, 25 talented people joined together and prepared for the school production of Tarzan. It was an amazing experience.
My Favourite School Clubs
Dylan, Year 12, Century Park Campus Two of the most enjoyable clubs I have participated in over the last few years at YCIS are Model United Nations (MUN) and World Scholar’s Cup (WSC).
How YCIS Helps Prepare Me for a More Globalised World
Emily, Year 10, Century Park Campus In this era of globalisation, broad-mindedness is key. Understanding, accepting, and tolerating all cultures, nationalities, histories, and religions is crucial, especially in a world where all businesses greatly value global citizens and require extensive multinational awareness.
YCIS Prepares Students for University and Beyond
Naomi, Year 13, Century Park Campus YCIS, home to students and teachers of varying cultures and backgrounds with many different perspectives, has been my educational platform for nearly 13 years. Exposing to traditions and religions from all across the world from a very young age through close integration within the school community, I have been able to grow up with the mindset that I should accept others and their differences, that I should not fall for stereotypes of various cultures presented in the media, and that I should keep an open mind.
My Experience at YCIS
Adam, Year 8, Century Park Campus For me, YCIS is a unique international school because of the exceptional Chinese education. When I first came to YCIS, I had little-to-no knowledge of Chinese which made it difficult for me in Shanghai. But after a year or two, I was able to speak everyday conversational Chinese fluently.