G5 students at WIS visited the “Three Sisters Homeless Animal Shelter”.
Visiting Animal Shelter
Chinese Martial Arts
On June 5th, WIS’s CSL students went on a field trip to Raffles City’s EDU Education Centre. With Chinese Martial Arts Master, Lu Wenjing, they practised Chinese Martial Arts and learned how and when to use this skill. The students not only watched the master perform moves on a wooden dummy and use a Wing Chun stick in real life, but they also learned how to perform basic moves with the master. These moves are known as Xiaoniantou, the simplest form of Wing Chun Martial Arts. By practising, the students learned more about Chinese Martial Arts. Meanwhile, they also learned how to defend themselves against others.
In order to help students better understand the process of making newspapers, on January 16th, 2019, their Chinese Culture teacher led WIS fourth and fifth grade classes to Fuyang, Hangzhou to explore an ancient village known for paper making. With their teachers, they visited a local workshop and learned about the whole process of papermaking.
Visiting Leifeng Pagoda
Zhejiang Art Museum
Longjing Village: Tea Making Process
On November 8th, WIS G2A students took a field trip to West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda. They had been learning about Hangzhou in their social studies class and were studying tales relating to West lake. At the Pagoda they saw pieces of ruins from the historic site before restoration, some ancient relics and the stories behind them. They climbed the stairs to the eighth floor and came to an astounding view of the landscape below. Another site was the Golden Buffalo Town Midst the Lake, where students learned the history of the site.
Grade 3 students went to Zejiang Art Museum January 8, 2018 to study the difference between Western Paintings and Traditional Chinese Paintings. They specifically went to see the Chinese contemporary artist Pan Tianshou and his painting gallery.
On April 13th, WIS students took a field trip to Longjing Village. They learned the tea making process of how to pick leaves, drying them and…
Tongjia Village - Spring Outing
Xiling Seal Printing Society
HaiNing Shadow Puppet Art Museum
On April 25th, grades KG to grade 9 attended the spring outing field trip to Tongjia Village. While here students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities such as: picking strawberries, leave printing, treasure hunting, archery, cooking, and making wooden name plates. The students were able to relax, enjoy lots of fun activities and play in the country side exploring. It was an enjoyable day for all ages.
Seal cutting has a long history in China. It is a unique art form of Chinese characters combining calligraphy and engraving. In ancient time, seals were the relics of power and marked authority. Current times, creating seals has become an enjoyable art form.
Xiling Seal Printing Society, known as “the first society in the world”, is a centuries-old academic group renowned in the art of seal cutting. WIS students and teachers climbed up Gushan, overlooking the scenic lake and mountains. By carving seals individually they appreciated the art of calligraphy and seal cutting.
On October 18th, G1A embarked on a field trip to HaiNing Shadow Puppet Art Museum. They experienced a learning opportunity beyond the classroom supporting the theme Chinese Shadow Puppet of WIS Chinese Culture Curriculum.