Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen our children gain enormous benefits from their involvement in extracurricular activities.
As I have mentioned in a previous newsletter, the Nord Anglia Global Campus initiative enables our children to collaborate with 50,000 students from all over the world, within the Nord Anglia network. The Global Campus website is constantly being updated with projects in the areas of Music, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Music), Literature and Performing Arts. The children are currently involved in two of the latest ones: “Ask the Artist” We're pleased to feature Jasmine Batchelor in the new "Ask the Artist" activity! Since graduating from Juilliard, Jasmine has starred on stage, on television, and is about to start filming the lead in a new film! Read Jasmine's bio, watch her videos, and then post questions that you'd like her to answer.
‘Creative Writing Competition’: the children engage with Deborah Ellis, the award-winning author of ‘The Breadwinner’, offer some advice on how to write a successful story and introduce this year’s Creative Writing Competition which focuses on the development goal of ‘Quality Education’.
More extracurricular involvement took place in the form of a Tee ball tournament hosted by St Paul’s School at the end of last week. Children selected from Years 5 and 6 competed against three other teams during the event, honing their Tee ball skills and gaining the experience of working as a team member. Well done and congratulations to all of the children participating; our Year 6 students even managed to win all of their games!
And, of course, we have seen the departure and return of our Year 5 and 6 students as they travelled to their residential sites, Ba Vi and Mai Chau respectively. The Class Dojo blogs posted throughout the duration of their trips will give you a taste of the excitement felt by all. These events are fantastic opportunities for our boys and girls to develop independence and resilience. Thank you to our team of teachers for enabling these trips to happen.
I leave you with a link that gives you some information about the benefits of extra-curricular activities for interest: https://topyaps.com/top-10-benefits-of-extracurricular-activities
Enjoy your weekend