Every culture has its uniqueness. It’s interesting to observe cultural differences when you are travelling, reading or communicating with people with different cultural background. What’s more interesting is that we learned different cultures through several events in one week on campus!
On 1st May 2019, the day when Jaapanese former Emperor Akihito’s elder son, Naruhito, has ascended to the throne as the 126th Emperor of Japan, marking the end of Heisei era as well as the start of REIWA era. Our Japanese students held an assembly on 24th Apr in order to review HEISEI era and celebrate the coming of REIWA era.
Our Japanese students are all born in HEISEI era. Each student picked some representative big news or popular products, or even hit movies and animes in Japan to memorize the year they are born. They also shared their beautiful bless to every in the new era.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. The aim was to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. The Anzacs landed on Gallipoli and met fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. Their plan to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915, the allied forces were evacuated. Both sides suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed. The 25th of April soon became the day on which Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died.
On 25th Apr, our school flied the Australian and New Zealand Flags in place of the US and UN ones. Australian and New Zealand teachers organized a ceremony in front of the Flags. Teachers and students from other countries also attended the ceremony to memorize the soldiers. We are grateful to for the courage and commitment of those who sacrificed themselves to make the world better.
As an international school based in Wuxi, we are always encouraging our students to learn more about Chinese culture as well as Wuxi civil culture. On 26th Apr, we were given a good chance to experience them as the International Communication Center of Wuxi Municipal Education Bureau held the annual ‘Chinese traditional culture enters international schools’ activity.
Our P1 and P3a students participated in the activity. Students enjoyed their afternoon watching brilliant performances and experiences various kinds of Chinese traditional crafts and arts like Huishan clay figurine, sugar painting, Peking Opera, Chinese tea and Dragon Dance.
Students are pleased to share their cultures through these cultural activities. We are sure more understandings of cultural differences can better prepare our global citizens.