It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…at YCIS Pudong! Last Friday evening, students, families, and school staff gathered for the 5thAnnual Christmas Tree Lighting event at the school’s Century Park Campus.
At the event, guests were treated to festive musical performances by students from Year 2 through Year 13. From a medley of Christmas tunes by the Senior Jazz Band and Piano Ensemble to skillful vocal and instrumental performances by the Junior Choir, Orchestra, and ‘Sinfonia’ and ‘Voices’ groups, attendees were dazzled by the students’ talents. The evening also showcased the tremendous abilities of the Stage & Show Band, spirited rock bands, and the always-popular YCIS Pudong Parent Band.
Students and families enjoyed perusing the various stalls of the Christmas market organised by the Parent Organization Pudong (POP) and supported by Parent Volunteers. Local vendors, charity organisations, community groups, and students showcased a fantastic selection of arts, crafts, and gifts, as well as a wide range of delicious foods.
The festive atmosphere continued with fun activities organised by, and for children! The Girl Scouts sold cookies, Christmas decorations, and jewelleryto raise money for the charity organisation Heart to Heart. There was also a face painting booth, art and science activities, as well as a ‘Buy and Sell’ corner, all run by parents. Year 13 students organized a charity auction for bamboo bicycles they had built as well as a clothing drive for the Renewal Centre, in support of people in need. And the Primary Student Council designed and distributed their Christmas Card wishes to attendees, adding to the holiday spirit.
Finally, for the youngest members of the YCIS community, there was a toy exchange, a Santa Photo Booth, a Kids’ Corner, and a Lego Building stall among the many other fun activities they could enjoy at this year’s Christmas event.
Holiday events like the Christmas Tree Lighting celebrations at YCIS Pudong bring the entire YCIS family together, spreading a joyful Christmas spirit within the community.