Making the Most of Beijing: The Y3-5 Guide Book
Every August, Yew Chung International School of Beijing welcomes new students and families to the school. For many, it is their first time in Beijing and living away from home. To help our new arrivals settle in in August, Primary school students have been working on a travel guide, introducing their favourite places, activities, restaurants and offering advice on getting around.
Students were allowed to choose from one of the above areas and work in groups or independently. The project lasted for 4 weeks in the run up to the end of term, involving careful independent planning and research, and then presenting their tips and ideas in an exciting and colourful way.
“Relocating to an unfamiliar city can be a challenging time for families,” explains Ms Sara Wramner, Assistant Admissions Manager, “so we do our very best to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Being smaller than some schools, we are able to provide a more personal service in the Admissions Department – offering advice, when we can, on things that extend beyond school, such as summer camps and getting around. However, having a guidebook written entirely by the children is a first, and it is a pleasure to read about why they love living in Beijing. I’m sure their tips will go down very well!”
“Our students have an infectious enthusiasm for Beijing”, commented Y4 Co-Teacher Mr James Honey. “In doing this project, we hope that their love for the city can be shared with new students and families, and generate a general sense of excitement and positivity around living in Beijing for the start of the academic year.”
Click here to read some extracts from the guidebook.