LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition
Life is full of possibilities and surprises, and you never know how things will turn out.
Short stories: 2,000 words maximum (no minimum); the title is not included in the word count.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, [...]
LittleStar-YCIS Short Story Competition
On December 3rd, The British School of Beijing , Sanlitun and The British School of Beijing, Shunyi announced that they will become two of the first schools in the world to benefit from a new collaboration between Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School in New York. From September 2016, students at the schools will [...]Continue
Four students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) recently received prestigious awards from Cambridge International Examinations in acknowledgement of outstanding performance in the June 2015 Cambridge examination series. This year, these students received Top in China awards in the following subjects:
Shuwen Liu – Foreign Language: Mandarin Chinese (Top in the World); Cecilia [...]
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Starting as a player for Liverpool’s youth teams, [...]
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The sky beckons to me.
Some days I can just feel the salty tang of rainwater in my mouth and the hair whipping in my face. It would be the freedom I have never known.
But most days, the reality of my confined life is obvious.
My eyes sting with unshed tears and the longing of what [...]