Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day The 22nd April was the 51st Earth Day. This year, the theme was ‘Treasure the earth, people and nature living in harmony’. As we continue facing the worldwide impact of an epidemic, it was a great opportunity to think about our relationship with nature, and how we can help. In […]

Excellent eLearning in the English Department

Excellent eLearning in the English Department Following up from last week’s post from the BWYA librarians, and previous posts from our excellent Chinese department [read here], this week continuing with the literacy theme, we spoke with three of our secondary school English teachers to learn how they have been inspiring our students to make the […]

Encouraging Children to Read

Encouraging Children to Read Creating engaged, confident lifelong readers doesn’t just happen in isolation. It takes a school-wide reading culture with strong home-school partnerships to help foster literacy and reading.  —-Emma Smoldon, National Library of New Zealand How do you make a life-long learner? First, one must be a life-long reader. However, the formation of […]

Staying Active at Home

Staying Active at Home Recently,  staying active and healthy has become one of the biggest challenges for  families around the world. At BWYA however, we are very fortunate to  have the input from our professional team of PE teachers. Along with  regular activities,  our students have been given many varied projects to work on, helping […]

Coronavirus and us

Coronavirus and Us The questions in the image are certainly difficult and probing, perhaps you think these are only answerable by experts, but they are precisely the questions our middle school students have been working on during this epidemic. In the past days, some of our students have gotten together into groups to think further […]

Love From BWYA to Wuhan

Love from BWYA Students to Wuhan This poster design has 2 giant Chinese characters: Jia you, which means: stay strong.Finally, in the center of this poster, “Stay strong, Wuhan” was written in red. This indicates the target audience of this design and deliver the message of supporting the people in Wuhan and the medical staff. […]

Debate Spirit at BWYA

On Saturday 7th December, seven international schools’ speech and debate teams gathered at BWYA to speak, perform, and debate against each other. The competition was fierce; each round of performances was stronger and more brilliant than the last. But in the end, BWYA prevailed – our middle school and high school teams both won first […]

21st Century Problem Solvers

Half a century ago, American writer Eldridge Cleaver famously stated, “You either have to be part of the solution, or you’re going to be part of the problem.” So we must ask ourselves, on the international-educational road, facing all the challenges of the future, how are we equipping our children to be solution-finding problem solvers? […]

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners | Bubble Yu: Up, Up and Away

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners Bubble Yu: Up, Up and Away “Climbing, symbolises an upwards force.” Bubble Yu BWYA Special Talent Scholarship Winner Amidst the musical excitement, Bubble Yu, wearing her Beijing-red kit, cheekily pulls a peace sign on the podium. It was August of this year, at ‘The 2nd Youth Games of the People’s Republic of China’ climbing competition. Now in the 10th grade, Bubble […]

Ideas worth spreading with TEDx at BWYA

After the recent TEDx event hosted at our performing arts centre, we had some time to meet up with the four event organisers, Hannah Xu, Natalie Fang, Esther Yang, and Spring Xia – all students in the final year of the DP programme.   The event, first organised by Hannah last year, brought together a number of students and staff from international schools around Beijing, as they grappled with the […]