A burgeoning tradition at Fugang Yilin School, and ever popular with the students is our annual lock-in camping trip. This year it was hosted by the International School’s Grade Eight class. Their goal was to foster new relationships and strengthen old bonds with students and teachers alike across both the Bilingual and International departments, whilst engaging with a number of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities that encapsulate the values of the International Baccalaureate. This project-based learning is invaluable to the students and the values of Fugang Yilin School helped guide the students to a successful event.
In preparation of the event, the Grade Eight class did all their planning independently. They held meetings, made decisions and dealt with problems expertly. In planning they learned valuable skills for future events. They put together all the paperwork themselves in both fluent English and Chinese, prepared posters, tickets and advertising around the school. They gave presentations to teachers and to students to make sure everyone was kept abreast of developments as and when they happened. The Grade Eight class ran this project as they would a business, electing a President, Secretary, Financial Officer, and other appropriate roles, learning to work together as a team in order to give a spectacular night.
On the Night
On the night, students and parents were greeted, a welcome presentation was given and tents were pitched. There were activities and games in line with the International Baccalaureate ‘unit of enquiry’ for the parents and students to participate in. The pitching of the tents was an engineering project in itself! As the night went on, the Grade Eight class handled each activity with a professional flair making sure no one was left out and everyone was having fun. Students participated in a scavenger hunt, an egg drop challenge, watched a film in English about self-awareness and self-reflection and then blew off some steam with a game of frisbee and some eSports.
The goal of A Night to Remember was to empower students with self determination and independence, whilst engaging them with a number of educational activities and games. On this basis, the night was a fantastic success and the students are still talking about it. We hope the students have learned from their experiences here, and come closer together as a family at our wonderful school.