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    Folk Story Teller -- My World, My Way

    School News

    11 Oct, 2022

    11 : 19

    • At Yew Wah Beijing, there is a tradition of students telling their own stories about what they have gained in the recent past. Whether it is academic and physical growth or spiritual and artistic inspiration, the students experience it firsthand. 

      This week all Year 5 students appeared on stage at the Primary assembly. The theme they shared was "China in Stories," The students presented various Chinese folk tales rich in historical knowledge, deep national attachment, and unfailing artistic charm. We were enthralled by the myths, legends, literary anecdotes, and folk traditions.

      The fifth-grade learning community's refined name is 'Xing Yew Ge.' According to Homeroom Teacher Mr Fu, Xing Yew Ge has a three-fold meaning.

      Xing: Each student is a unique shining star

      Yew: from the school's name "Yew Wah," which means to shine brightly in China

      Ge: the meaning of the book pavilion, expecting the fifth graders to become book lovers. 


      After the sharing, we interviewed the 5th graders to hear their most honest feelings.

      1. What was the biggest takeaway from the sharing?
        From content selection and flow arrangement to dance selection and costume preparation, we did it all by ourselves. We felt that the event involved a lot of details and needed continuous improvement. We believe that with a few more events like this, we can challenge ourselves to hold more significant school events such as the "Yew Wah Gala."
      2. What was the biggest challenge of this sharing?
        The biggest challenge was how to streamline and choose. We were inspired by the book "China in Folklore." There were many interesting stories in the book that we wanted to introduce to you. But due to time constraints, we had to choose the stories that would be most effective to perform on stage and the most classic scenes to present. The teacher led us to practice the text's abbreviation and revise it repeatedly.
      3. Did you enjoy this activity?
        We liked it a lot! Because our activity was up to us. It was complicated to prepare, but we all enjoyed being able to share what we learned with everyone.


      Congratulations to all the Year 5 students for their achievements and joy gained during this theme sharing. In them, we saw the image of Yew Chung Yew Wah learners: they know how to think about problems, explore solutions, and form their own body of knowledge; they communicate with a positive mindset, communicate, and are flexible and adaptable in dealing with problems they encounter. They have grown into what we expect them to be. Yew Wah will continue to strive to develop them into intercultural practitioners with good character.


      YWIES Beijing takes a holistic approach that creates a positive, caring, joyful and appreciative learning environment and nurtures the whole person. It prepares students to look beyond the classroom walls and their countries. It launches them on a personal journey of growth to become confident, balanced individuals with international perspectives. If you want to know more about Yew Wah, you are welcome to make an appointment to explore the campus and witness such inspiring teaching and learning.