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    A Week of Words and Wonder


    06 Dec, 2016

    10 : 00

    • YCIS Chongqing encourages a love of reading and Book Week is an ideal opportunity to reinforce this! The 8th annual YCIS Chongqing Book Week was held from November 28 to December 2. It was a week filled with fun activities for all the students from ECE to Secondary.

      In Primary and ECE a wide range of activities took place, including a book pyjama party, interactive storytelling, mystery readers, Primary students buddy reading with Secondary students, and book recommendations in Chinese.

      Two companies set up shop in the Great Hall for our annual book fair, with students and parents having the opportunity to make purchases. Many students could be seen excitedly looking at and purchasing books before and after school, as well as during recesses. Sales were brisk and many books were purchased to add to our library collection.

      Year 7 students took part in a Murder Mystery class activity. Based on traditional detective stories, the students were given a scenario to solve. Every student had their own character with unique connections to the victim and reasons for being present at the manor for that particular weekend. To add to the atmosphere everyone brought props to represent their character and help identify any personal objects that might be relevant to the case. The students determined the motives of each of the characters, as well as their location during key times during the weekend. The students explored many possible angles, but after a lot of teamwork and deductive reasoning they were able to solve the case. Well done to everyone in Year 7!

      As always, the highlight of the week was the Character Parade on the Friday. The hall was full of excited students, teachers and parents. Prizes were awarded for “Most Creative” and “Best Costume” in each class. In addition, this year house points were awarded to every student who participated. The students always enjoy seeing their teachers dressed in costumes and they didn’t disappoint! We saw a range of characters including Smurfs, SpongeBob, princesses, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Grinch.

      All-in-all it was another busy, fun-filled and successful Book Week!