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Beth Is Back

September, 2007
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During her first vist to China in July 2007, while helping a school to integrate music into their English classes, Beth Kerzee said she fell in love with this country and always hoped to come back and teach here.

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Children’s Film Festival

March, 2007
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To most students like Song Ai Vee Song, video making is just “fun and funny”, or “the bloopers are great to watch.” Thinking of the Beijing Schools Film Festival which she and her schoolmates just entered, the year five student at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS) said: “We are a little nervous, and at the same time excited.”

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The World Is Their Classroom

March, 2007
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Returning from a trip to Tanzania, Clarice Lee, a year 10 student at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-BJ), reflected on what she learned there: “This trip gave me an enormous experience and made me think about ‘me.’ I realized that I am a privileged person, and I hope I can spend a lot more time helping the poor in the future,” Clarice wrote in her journal.

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From Songs to Stories

March, 2007
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On Julia Donaldson’s fifth birthday, her father gave her a very fat book called “The Book of a Thousand Poems.” She loved it. “I read the poems, recited them, learnt them and then started making up some of my own,” she recalled.

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To Wear or Not to Wear the Uniform?

June, 2006
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After living in Beijing for 12 years, Marina Mihalkov will for the first time not have to worry about what to wear to school. The Year 10 student at the Harrow International School Beijing will now be required to wear a uniform every day.

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Student Reporters on the Olympic Beat

June, 2006
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Teenagers Sherina Chan and Rena Sha won’t just be spectators at the Beijing 2008 Games. The two students from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing will have inside access as reporters on the Olympic beat.

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The Graduates Say

June, 2006
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Jaafar El Tassa, from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, will enter the State University of New York. “I am pretty exciting while a little nervous. I am in Yew Chung for eight years, so it is finally coming down to this stage…

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A Well-earned October Break

October, 2005
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Jolie and Sheena are classmates as well as close friends at the International School of Beijing (ISB). To most people it would seem odd that they were on the campus of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-BJ), when most schools had closed their doors for the National Day Holiday.

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