- Posted October 14, 2013 by
YCIS Beijing Celebrates 2nd Annual Founder’s Day
On October 11th, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) held its 2nd annual Founder’s Day with an entire day dedicated to Sports activities and games to celebrate 81 years since Yew Chung International was established in Hong Kong in 1932 by the late Madame Tsang Chor-hang, mother of current YCIS owner and educator Dr. Betty Chan. YCIS was created over 80 years ago with a sense of mission. Madame Tsang Chor-hang placed great importance on whole person education, insisting on education on fundamentals, and her message has continued to thrive in all YCIS campuses to this day.
On the morning of the 2nd Founder’s Day, all YCIS Beijing Kindergarten and Primary students gathered in the playground to perform an energetic dance called ‘Jump Jam’ as well as a flash mob dance and a traditional Chinese piece. This was then followed by a whole host of interactive Sports activities including a basketball free-throw competition and tricycle races in addition to some colourful face painting. Finally, to finish off the morning, the young students went on a walkathon through to Honglingjin Park located next to the school.
In the afternoon, it was the Secondary students turn to perform with a ‘Jump Jam’ to the popular hit song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by Black Eyed Peas, followed by further series of games including aerobics workouts organised by student leaders and Physical Education (P.E) staff. The students held BBQ at lunchtime with an opportunity to ‘Soak the Teacher’ in a water balloon game, helping to raise funds for YCIS charity, Seeds of Hope, a charity that builds schools for migrant children in rural areas of China. After a riveting day of fun, students were left in great spirits and already looking forward to the next Founder’s Day.