Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • Did you know?

    We are the only British International School in downtown Beijing, situated in the heart of the embassy district of Sanlitun.

  • Did you know?

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

  • Student Aspirations

    We aim for all our students to become ‘Global Learners, Aspiring Leaders’

  • Be Ambitious

    We create an environment where there are no limits to what our students can achieve, where your child will excel academically, socially and personally.

  • Did you know?

    96% of parents of our current students felt that their first contact with our school was warm and welcoming.

  • Did you know?

    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and support with your transition to the School

  • Connect with Us

    Find out more about what's happening at the School

Year 4 Dances the Cumbia!

20 October 2016

As part of our Topic “Around the World in 80 Days” Year 4 have been fortunate enough to have a parent come in once a week and captivate us with a presentation on their home country.

  • Zoe's mum teaching us about Columbia
  • The special Colombian treat 'Almojábana'
  • Trying on traditional Colombian costumes
  • Trying on traditional Colombian costumes
  • Trying on traditional Colombian costumes
  • Trying on traditional Colombian costumes

So far we have the following countries represented: Malaysia, Argentina, Singapore and Colombia. The children really look forward to Tuesday afternoons!

This week we had Zoe’s mum – Catalina come in to teach us about Columbia. 

The chef at the Colombian Embassy made us a special treat called – Almojábana.  Almojábana is a type of bread made with cheese and corn flour.  These Colombian treats are delicious for breakfast or for an afternoon snack with a cup of hot chocolate.

A few lucky students got try on some traditional Colombian costumes. We all got up (including the teachers and TA’s) and learnt one of the countries famous dances called the Cumbia. Our session ended with some interesting facts and questions and answers. 

What country will be represented next week?  We can’t wait to find out!


By Jo-Ann Hall

Year 4 Cranes Class Teacher