29 Jun, 2017
10 : 00
YCIS Chongqing has hosted a series of hugely successful end-of-year enrichment activities: Model United Nations Week, Careers Week and IBDP ‘CAS’ Week. The programmes are designed to be largely student led and the high quality of performances and task completion speak the volumes of our student body that engaged with global issues and worked collaboratively towards possible solutions.
Years 6 to 9 – Model United Nations Week
Working in cross-age country groups, students became delegates to the United Nations and tackled global issues through diplomacy. This year the theme for the week was ‘sustainability’ which drew on much of the excellent work and initiatives that have begun throughout the school year. In their country groups, students were debating which factor is most significant to achieving sustainability so as the UN could put to a vote its priorities moving forward.
Year 10 and 12 – Careers Week
Students in Upper Secondary began preparing for life beyond school and the world of work. This year’s program revolved around job applications, personal portfolios, CV’s and interview skills. To help students consolidate their passions into a tertiary education and career path, a range of activities were designed. Rather than having professionals present as we have done in previous years, we invited many guests from different fields to a Speed Networking event where students mingled freely with these guests and gained a lot of valuable experiences.
Year 11 – IBDP ‘CAS’ Week
As we are proudly offering the IBDP next year, our Year 11 students took the opportunity to get a head start on the CAS program that is at the core of the diploma. From June 21, students were given tasks to reflect on themselves and find out their strengths and weaknesses to prepare themselves with CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) activities outside of school and engaged in experiences that are authentic, challenging and sustainable for the community.
It was a busy yet fun and rewarding week, and YCIS Chongqing looks forward to offering our young careerists the chance to participate in this meaningful and challenging enrichment programme next year!