13 Oct, 2017
10 : 00
On October 13, 2017, 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 Madam Tsang Chor-hang in Hong Kong in 1932.
The Yew Chung educational model was established 85 years ago and Founder’s Day is a time to remember our long history and appreciate the value of our educational model.
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, CEO & School Supervisor of Yew Chung education foundation. All schools were then given an opportunity to pass on a live message to the other campuses, which was warmly received by all involved.
After the live video feed students and staff of YCIS Chongqing prepared a variety of sporting events for the duration of the afternoon. Primary students took part in a number of activities, including Art Activities, Surviving Spiders, Ping Pong Problems, Stepping stones, Ridiculous rings, soccer and relay games. Secondary students were also able to join a variety of activities including Capture the flag, Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, Thai Boxing Workshop, and Hip Hop Dancing Workshop.
All students proudly wore the YCIS house shirts all day, representing the school houses, Phoenix and Dragon, in the first of this year’s major house events. The students were all passionately involved enjoying the competition whilst maintaining a high level of team spirit and good sportsmanship.
The last event of the day was the YCIS Chongqing Walk-a-thon. This was a great opportunity for the whole school to come together sharing the same space. It also epitomised the essence of the YCIS spirits: competitive spirit, enjoyment, teamwork and a sense of belonging to a family.