A Summer of Exploration and Fun Experience at THIS
More than 180 students across 25 courses over six weeks! Now, that is a recipe for a fun summer to remember. Here’s a look at some highlights from the 2021 THIS Summer Program – the first of its kind at Tsinghua International School.
小学生们充满活力的夏天 An Action-Packed Summer for the Youngest
Primary students dove into a wide variety of hands-on experience each day from Art, Theatre and 3D Modeling to Spanish, Choir, Sports and Phonics. “I’m having a good time. Art and Choir are so fun!” exclaims William Wang. William’s mom was happy that her son enjoyed his summer by making new friends and exploring new interests.
While William and his classmates made wire art, sketches and puppets, other young students learned what it takes to bring a story alive by performing delightful skits and plays in Chinese and English Theatre.
Fun with Theatre Skills
Chinese Theatre Song
Joyful learning and excitement continued in Spanish. Ms. Tolero, THIS’ Spanish teacher, is super proud of her students who are now muy buenos hablando en español!
初中生的创新课堂 A Creative Affair for Middle School
Our middle school students had their share of the THIS summer bliss as well. One group created and filmed mini-movies in the Film Production course. Other students in the Creative Writing course wrote short fictional stories. “We got to make our ideas into interesting stories, that was cool,” one student noted in his end-of-program exit survey.
In the Art and Tech Course, students combined art and 3D techniques to make interactive works of art. And, it was full STEAM ahead for those building basic and complex machines in the Summer Machines course.
In the Art of Problem Solving and Basketball Camp, students were challenged to take their skills a notch further. Mr. Devin Murphy, our Math teacher and basketball coach, sums it up best, “Takes a lot of hard work to master the fundamentals (be it in arts, sports, or any other discipline) before you can advance higher, [a key ingredient is having] a lot of love, passion and fun for what you are doing/pursuing. Strive to become better today than you were yesterday and minor improvements become major improvements. Life is all about perspective.”
High School Basketball
高中生踏入全新领域 High School Treads into the Unchartered
Our high school courses provided students with opportunities to explore new ideas, concepts and fields of study. From setting a strong foundation in computer science and basketball, discovering the nuances of genetic engineering to getting a taste of rock & roll in Music Camp, our high school students enjoyed their eye-opening experiences.
Skills training was also an essential goal of the high school program. In the Research, Reading and Writing course, students delved into global issues, such as the impact of war and violence, sustainability, national and international responsibility, and the environment. They sharpened their skills in research question development, data identification and analysis, and speech, policy and report writing.
Research Workshop Podcast
“At THIS,” Principal Li notes that “students are led to engage with a sense of curiosity to learn from new and deeper experiences, which not only boosts their academic achievements, but also fosters their spirit of learning and exploration for knowledge.” We look forward to the THIS Summer Program 2.0 next year and engage in learning together again!