Local government representatives impressed with mission results
Bringing special powers to the classroom
Jasmine Saul to appear in this year’s Global Campus anthology
Swimming Coach Conrad Francis is heading to a weeklong program after being awarded a scholarship from NIFISA.
The smell of melted milk chocolate was wafting through the corridors of the school.
In November 2016, 14 International School of Beijing high school members of Habitat for Humanity (HFH), accompanied by Mr. Panych and Ms. Kinsella, visited Yaojia to construct homes and walkways for the village. The participants were given tasks, such as moving bricks, passing roofing tiles and painting walls. This five-day mission began with a short presentation by HFH Sichuan team leaders on the goals of the trip.
The first day was ominous, as rain made it hard to level the earth, while bricks were hard to move in the thick mud. On the final day despite the setbacks a brick pathway was completed, providing a safe walking surface compared to the previous muddy grounds.
Local government representatives were impressed as they visited the site, bringing water, taking photos and expressing gratitude. The villagers at Yaojia were very thankful, saying that the brick walkway for their courtyard area will bring “great convenience for them and other villagers.”
The children at the British School of Beijing, Sanlitun Nursery section have been very excited about their Superhero topic. The children have been engaging in imaginative role-play, taking on different roles and acting in various scenarios.
The opportunity to make props for their costumes like capes, masks and cuffs, generated a magical feeling in the classroom. During these activities the children developed their communication and language skills through talking to their friends using walkie-talkies and special watches to discuss their missions.
The results from this year’s Creative Writing competition have been released and Jasmine Saul, from Year 6 at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi, was selected to appear in this year’s Global Campus anthology.
Jasmine was congratulated in the celebration assembly with a certificate from Nonie Adams, the Head of Primary, and a copy of the book with her published writing.