The last week of September is our Culture Week which engaged students and teachers in celebrating and exploring diverse cultural backgrounds through a variety of fun activities. The Culture Week was initiated to nurture international mindedness of WES community and to build a more harmonious campus where people could understand and respect each other.
Class Celebrations 班级活动
Students of G6 made cultural bookmarks and handicrafts to share with each other. As we just celebrated the Mid-Autumn festival, they used this occasion to learn more about the moon phases. Additionally, they held a Photo Exhibition in school! In order to study the different characteristics of a same person in different identities and relationships, which is the centre idea of their Global Context unit, they took pictures of their friends, parents, teachers or themselves.
G7 prepared a special and impressive Chinese lesson for the students of international G4/5. They taught a poem of Mr. Ye Shengtao – Wind. Mr. Ye was an influential Chinese author, educator and publisher. In a collaborative way, G7 used watercolor, PPT and bookmarks to make the younger students get more ideas about the poem. Based on Mr. Ye’s work, they even created their own poem – Sunshine, Air.
Keep Calm, It’s Only Puberty – to conclude their first unit of Global Context studies, Bilingual G8 students made presentations about puberty. They explored many issues that could happen to teenagers of their age, such as girls’ social way, the right way to interact with your opposite gender, etc. It was actually quite interesting and inspiring.
在八年级的“身份与关系”的单元学习中，他们围绕青春期的身份特点，探讨了青春期过程中的人际交往关系，自主邀请六.七年级的同学向他们开展了“Keep Calm, It’s OnlyPuberty”的专题讲座。这其中包含了青春期男生/女生不同的社交方式；青春期阶段思维模式的特点；与异性相处的建议以及如何有效的与家长沟通。
Cultural Show 文化汇演
As an international school, we believe it is important to celebrate diversity on campus and to realize that people in our own community have different backgrounds. Celebrating culture and diversity offers the opportunity for everyone to learn.