Monthly Archives: January 2017
What a wonderful way to begin the holidays – after an eventful and culturally delightful week! The students had the time of their lives with the various Chinese Week activities that included lantern making, practicing their calligraphy skills, trying their hand at Chinese Chess and participating in the Chinese New Year quiz. Happy holidays, and Gong Xi Fa Cai!
The Astronomy Club members were star-struck by the comparative size and scale of our solar system. In this lesson, the students were brought out of the school campus to see the size comparison of the first four planets nearest to the sun, with the Sun scaled down to a 1 meter diameter. The scaling was done with the actual scaled down size of the planet as well as the size of its orbits. With the actual scaled down model, the students were thrilled to learn more about how far each planet was from the Sun as well as how big they were!
“Ballet is like dreaming with your feet”. – Anonymous
If that were the case, our girls are certainly dreamers! The girls were a part of the Ballet West Student Exchange Programme, which is a collaboration effort between Direct Academia International (DAI) and Ballet West UK.
DAI, a social enterprise, has a huge focus on human capital development through education and is a platform for the ballet community. Their activities include School Outreach Programme (Project EDEN), Student Exchange Programme, Dance, Artistry Support and many other exciting pursuits. Ballet West, situated in Scotland, regularly produces medallists in the Genee and graduates have gone on to be employed by dance companies globally.
The talented girls were Yee Xin Cher, who won the Outstanding Artistic Development Award, Angelique Thum, who received the Outstanding Dance Artistry Award and Utano Goda. All three participated in the Ballet West Student Exchange Programme held in Scotland and were awarded with certificates for their performances. POWIIS would like to congratulate them on their achievements!