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School News: What Happens When School's Out for Summer


School's out for summer! At least it was . . . Now that we're on the verge of hearing school bells every morning, find out what happened over the summer that kept Shanghai's students feeling connected, excited and exercising their brains.

Swiss Adventures

In June, Nord Anglia Chinese International School (NACIS) welcomed back their secondary students who participated in a trekking expedition through the Swiss Alps. The intrepid, young travelers hiked through the stunning scenery and widened their cultural exposure by visiting local museums. While there, they also sat down with Swiss artisans to taste the regional delicacies of cheese and chocolate – yum! Teachers accompanying the students on this journey of discovery observed the resilience and determination in these young future leaders on a trip that none of them are likely to forget anytime soon.

Break a Leg!

June saw the spectacular staging of Wellington College International Shanghai’s Upper Prep musical: Bugsy Malone; performed over three nights in front of enthusiastic audiences. A cast of around 40 pupils from Years 6 to 8 collaborated with staff, bringing to life a series of stunning sets, live music, original choreography and iconic characters. The end result? An upbeat, funny and fast-paced production for all ages.

SAS Abroad (ISEF) 

For the first time, both Pudong and Puxi campuses of Shanghai American School sent full teams to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Held in Los Angeles, California, Puxi junior, Michael Sun, took home the second place grand award in Mathematics. The competition hosted over 1,750 high-schoolers from 78 countries, and four million USD were awarded in prizes and scholarships in May.

The Future is Here

After nine months, the Future Forum came back to NYU Shanghai on July 8th. In this keynote talk for the 29th event, UC Berkeley Professor Dawn Song shared her research experience in computer security over the past 20 years. Her lecture primarily discussed how computer security has evolved, as well as the challenges facing the discipline with regards to AI, Blockchain and Clouding technologies in an engaging, eye-opening discussion.

Acing IB

Students and teachers at Dulwich College Shanghai are celebrating an exceptional set of IB results. All members of the Class of 2017 were entered for the full IB Diploma, recognized as one of world's most demanding high school qualifications. The students from this year’s cohort will move on now to world class universities and colleges throughout the USA, UK, Asia and Europe.

Class is in session

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) kicked off their Saturday School program this summer, bringing together their community and migrant children in Xujing to learn English. Students faithfully attended each Saturday to practice and learn English from their teachers and parent volunteers, with 80 graduates completing the program this past June.

Speaking Up

On Saturday, June 17th, Harrow International School held its inaugural Speech Day, named after its greatest alumni, Winston Churchill. Performances from the pupils were interspersed with the presentation of prizes by the school's Head Master, David Cook and, special guest, Mike Gatting OBE, well-known former cricketer for England. Afternoon tea was then served on the lawn outside.

Summer Fun

The ELG’s 9th Annual Therapeutic Summer Program kicked off this past June. With each week, they carried out a different theme, such as “Camping” and “Under the Sea,” where students enjoyed art projects, science experiments, cooking classes and water games. All activities were designed to target specific foundational skills, such as social, motor, attention, communication and positive behavioral skills – a growing experience for campers of all ages.

Founding Fathers

Dulwich College Shanghai celebrated its Founder’s Day on June 3rd. It was a funfilled afternoon honoring the man who started it all, Edward Alleyn. The day started with a synchronized swimming performance, while inside, children enjoyed the baby ball pool, face painting, Chinese calligraphy and sugar shapes. There was also balloon modeling, a Green Panthers Workshop, mathematics challenges and nine different College Service Projects.

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