The fourteenth Spring in the City was recently held on a gorgeous sunny day to resounding success. With great weather on our side, a turnout of over 2,500 participants showed up for fun under the sun! The community and beyond came together and spent a wonderful day of excitement and joy playing games, watching lively entertainment, and eating good food. Following our school motto of acting "for the good of all and the sustainable development of the world," we are proud to announce that profits from raffle tickets sold on the day were over 10,000 RMB, which will be donated to a charity in the near future. In addition, profits from the Grade 2 tote bags sold will also be given to a charity of their choosing.
Under the theme of "The Future," the event's entire setting served as the ideal platform for fantastic artwork created by Grade 2 students (with honorary mention going to the Grade 6 students for also helping create some interesting posters to promote the fair). Throughout the second part of this school year, the Elementary School students worked diligently on making products (robots, crazy pens, space helmets anyone?) for the big event. Their works were showcased at the entrance in a "boxed" exhibition that was actually designed by a Grade 2 student!
Of course, a festival is not a festival without entertaining performances, and there were plenty at this year's Spring in the City. Some of the highlights include beautiful songs sung by our ECC students; taekwondo exhibition; Enrichment Activities Music bands; ES and SS student rock bands; belly dance special by members of the PTA; SS choir and ensemble; and more. Two amazing acts that graced our presence were the teacher bands "Chew the Bone" and "End of the World," who made attendees move their feet and dance to fun rhythms with their upbeat tunes. It should be noted that much praise and thanks should be given to all the teachers, students, parents, and staff members involved for making this year's event highly memorable! It was truly a community effort.
Spring in the City 2019 was another great chapter in the event's history. Bellies were filled, fun was had, dancing was done, and smiles were had by everyone. We are already looking forward to next year's fun!
And of course, a special thanks to all our wonderful sponsors!