Today was a wonderful mix of community and a sharing of musical talents. The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, an organisation that offers exceptional care to Vietnamese children and families in crisis, is one of our community partners. The Blistonbury music festival this afternoon raised funds to help Blue Dragon to care for street children, to end slavery and trafficking and support those children in need through education programmes.
Unfortunately, an hour before the concert was due to start the thunder and lightning, wind and rain hit Vinhomes Riverside. The outdoor stage was relocated inside the Sports Hall and all the games stalls brought inside, to line the corridors. I would like to thank all the parents who battled their way through the storm to support our festival and to our amazing staff at BIS for working hard to make sure the event was successful.
Despite this last minute change, the performers and audience did not disappoint. What an enjoyable way to help a fantastic organisation - music is fun, especially in a festival setting! Over 12 acts performed on the BIS stage whilst the audience danced, sang along and enjoyed partaking in the various games and activities on offer. I hope to report the amount raised for Blue Dragon on Monday.
At BIS, we like to discover talent across many different areas. Last week, I wrote about the success of the public piano in our foyer. This week, it is the turn of our talented computer coders! Tomorrow, BIS will host a Global Codeathon competition for schools in Hanoi and across South East Asia. Over 15 schools are due to participate; some will join us remotely! I look forward to the event tomorrow and wish all our primary competitors the best of luck.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal