"The Weekly BSB" is a weekly newspaper presented by our Young Journalist Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) which is made up of students in Years 5 and 6. Students report on events and what's going on around school, conduct interviews and take their own pictures. Click “Read more” at the bottom to visit “The Weekly BSB” webpage to see previous issues!
In this issue
On Saturday 5th March, 9 girls and 9 boys from BSB Shunyi played some amazing games in the ISAC U10 Handball Tournament held at the Keystone Academy School.
There were some extremely exciting games and all BSB students who took part enjoyed being able to compete against other schools. It was very nice because the last ISAC game at BSB was cancelled due to COVID-19-related issues. It was a long time since students played sports against other schools so they were very excited!
4 schools where playing against each other and representing their school including: BSB, ISB, WAB and Keystone. Everybody played at least 6 games, with everyone showing extremely high sportsmanship.
All BSB students tried their best and had fun, with the girls achieving First place and the boys Second!
When the Young Journalists asked Mr. Hayward if he thought the BSB girls were going to win, he said, “I was hopeful but you never know what is going to happen on the day!” He also commented that his favourite part of the day was watching all the amazing teamwork and shooting skills from BSB.
Ms. Wykes, who also attended, claimed that her favourite part of the day was watching the amazing shooting skills and how proud she felt when she watched the girls holding the trophy cup.
The ISAC U10 Handballfinal results were as follows:
1st – BSB
2nd – WAB
3rd – ISB
4th – Keystone
1st – Keystone
2nd – BSB
3rd – WAB
4th – ISB
Well done to all students who competed and we hope that it won’t be long before there can be another inter-school sports competition!
By Sean, Sophie, Vera and Lena.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. Hayward)
On Friday 18th of March, 3JS performed a show about what they have been learning about Ancient Egypt. Children performed as though they were in ancient times, using symbols to represent words (hieroglyphs). They also told us about gross mummification steps and how ancient Egyptians kept bodies fresh and mouldy! We also learned that it took over three years to build a single pyramid! They then sang a wonderful song called ‘I WANT MY MUMMY!’
With only one week to create the props, learn their lines and rehearse the song, it was clear how much effort they have put in to their assembly. The costumes were colourful and creative and we enjoyed it so much and we rate the assembly a 10 out of 10. The young journalists are very excited and cannot wait for the next Year 3 assembly in Term 3.
By Amy, Queena, XiYi and Xuan
(Photo courtesy of Marketing Department)
On Friday 18th March, GK1 performed their class assembly about Spring and flowers. They demonstrated what they had been learning about Spring and what flowers grow during the season.
The songs they were singing was perfect; we really enjoy the beautiful rhythm of the songs too. One of the songs was even named “I love the flowers”! When the songs came, the stage went dark, the clothes the kids were wearing was fluorescent glowing sticks, because they wanted to make the show as interesting as possible. The children also mentioned that singing the songs was their favourite part of the assembly.
We asked some questions to three of the students in Ms Kicker’s class. When we asked whether the students enjoyed creating the assembly, they gave a resounding, “YES!!!”.
Mrs Kicker commented that she enjoyed the assembly so much that she watched it over ten times, showed it to all her family members and even shared it with her family members in Austria!
It was lovely to see the GK1 students enjoying their assembly so much. Thank you for letting the Young Journalists come and watch!
By Aditi, Emily, Tiffany and Ryan
(Photo courtesy of Marketing Department)
On Friday 18th March, GK4 performed an assembly about Climate Change because they wanted to inform Year 5 and Year 6 that it’s important to protect our planet earth. The assembly was about a penguin, Eddie, who wanted to stop Global Warming, looking at the effects different countries have on it.
When the young journalists asked one of the students who participated in the assembly, Paul, what his favourite part of the assembly was, Paul answered, “It’s the part when we dress up as a car. We loved making them!” Another student from GK4, Mia, said, ”I really like the song walk to school.”
As well as the students in GK4, the Young Journalists also asked Ms Gasser questions. When the young journalists asked Ms Gasser why she chose a topic based on fighting climate change, Ms Gasser answered, ”Well, we have a lot of reasons! First, we are learning climate change in our Topic lessons and my class, myself and Ms Christina all believe that we need to stop and fight climate change.” She also said, “I was very excited because the original show was supposed to be performed in January and it rescheduled to this week March 18th instead. The children have waited very long to perform this!”
The young journalists really enjoyed the assembly. Now we are looking forward to the next Year 5 class assembly in Term 3!
By Suri, Anni, Selena and Milan
(Photo courtesy of Mrs. Warman)
On Monday 21st March at BSB Shunyi, the Young Journalists interviewed Mr Robert Warman, the Admissions Manager of the Marketing Department in order to interview a member of staff from a different area of the school! Here is what we found out:
To finish, we asked Mr Warman to speak some Chinese. He told us a Chengyu (Chinese idiom). 柳暗花明（liǔ’àn huāmíng）which translates as ‘The willow trees make the shade, the flowers give the light or at one's darkest hour, comes a glimmer of hope.’
Thanks again to Mr. Warman for taking the time to speak to us.
We hoped you have all learned a little more about a different job role at BSB!
By Aditi, Amy, Ethan and Patrick
The Young Journalists wish everyone a happy Spring break holiday!
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