Celebrating the holidays with the community

Mikael Masson Perez
Shanghai Community International School had two spectacular weekends to celebrate the winter holidays with the community. 
Mikael Masson Perez

We had two spectacular weekends concluding the first semester of this school year, spending the time to celebrate the winter holidays with our community. 

Two celebrations, on both sides of the Huangpu River, ushered in the winter season just in time. Completed with winter warmers like hot chocolate and glüwine (mulled wine), festive holiday shopping, music performances and merry winter activities, they were two fun-filled days for both young and old!

On November 24, Shanghai Community International School hosted the second annual Winter Carnival at the Hongqiao campus. Live performance throughout the day filled the air, as our community enjoyed delicious food, holiday shopping, an ice-skating rink and so much more.

SCIS students have a great time to celebrate the winter holidays with community.

The carnival wouldn’t be complete without a carousel, which stood center field taking fair-goers on enchanting rides. In addition, this year we add a new “steamed” powered train making the rounds encompassing our whole campus. With over 700 rides tickets sold from both rides, it’s safe to say they have now become community favorites! All proceeds from the sales of tickets to the merry-go-round and train were donated to Heart to Heart, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing life-saving surgery to children from rural parts of China.

The following week at the Pudong campus, our fantastic Parents and Friends Association organized a winter festival in support of Maitian, a charity dedicated to providing much-needed school supplies to students in rural parts of China.

Highlights of the festival were surely the gingerbread house decorating and craft station with our families coming up with creative designs, each more unique than the next. Also, both Mr and Mrs Claus were spotted taking pictures with children.

We would like to thank all of our students and staff members for their support in providing a vast array of performances and also to our wonderful vendors for the winter fun!

(The article is contributed by Mikael Masson Perez, marketing communication officer of SCIS.)

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