21 Oct, 2016
10 : 00
On October 14, 2016, YCIS Chongqing, along with all other YCIS and Yew Wah campuses across Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Silicon Valley, USA, celebrated the founding of the Yew Chung Education Foundation by Madame Tsang Chor-hang in Hong Kong in 1932. The day was filled with great value and meaning and was an opportunity for all campuses to share in the success and progress of the foundation.
Each campus celebrated the day with an array of different activities to enjoy and share in their own community. The event commenced with all schools taking part in a live video feed, hosted by YCIS Hong Kong and an address by Dr. Betty Chan, Director of YCIS. All schools were then given an opportunity to pass on a live message to the other campuses, which was warmly received by all involved. For the remainder of the day, schools took part in different cultural and sporting events to mark the occasion.
After the live video feed students and staff of YCIS Chongqing prepared for the sporting events that the afternoon had on offer. The first event of the day was the YCIS Chongqing Walk-a-thon. This was a great opportunity for the whole school to come together with Primary and Secondary (staff and students) sharing the same space. Moreover, students were encouraged run more laps in order to contribute school charity program! Students from Year 1 to Year 13 navigated the course at different speeds and intensities in the green house temperatures. At the end of Walk-A-Thon, more than 8, 000RMB was collected for Seeds of Hope project. It proved to be a fantastic beginning to the afternoon’s activities!
Students took part in various sporting and non-sporting activities throughout the afternoon, including chaos ball, dodgeball, choukball, ultimate lacrosse, soccer and relay games. Some of these activities contributed to overall YCIS House points.
Those fun activities have brought to a close and incredible fun filled day, which epitomized life at YCIS: competitive spirit, enjoyment, teamwork and a sense of belonging to a family.