School News | 佳節將至，FLIS如何慶端午？
the second Qu Yuan Chinese Poetry Reading Contest
Fuzhou Lakeside International School held the second Qu Yuan Chinese Poetry Reading Contest this week! With "summer" as the theme, 20 groups of primary contestants came to the stage fully prepared. Everyone's performance was remarkable!
The contest started with perfect performances from two secondary students: excerpts from "Moonlight over the Lotus Pond" by Lulu, and "A Summer Encounter” by Vivi. These performances set a wonderful example for their primary juniors. Then our primary contestants came to the stage to give their performance. The beautiful Chinese poems were infectious! It was like the audience was able to wander in an ocean of artistic conception and flowery language, which also helped students to get a better understanding of Chinese culture.
Results were as follows:
The second Qu Yuan Chinese Poetry Reading Contest
Kanase Maekawa, Emily Wang
Bobby Lin, Dolfin Wu, Giselle Zhang & Sally Wu
Steve Sun, Henry Chen, Kaiyu Yan
最佳語音獎 Best Pronunciation Award
Scarlett Duan, Jenny She, Nicholas Yang, Diego Tang
最佳表現力獎 Most Expressive Award
Dora Lin, Tina Ni, Puiki Li, Lulu Qu
最富感染力獎 Most Impressive Award
Barry, Cindy, Smile, Janet Xu, Jack Lin
最佳原創獎Best Original Poetry Award
最佳選材獎Best Theme-selection Award
最佳臺風獎Best Stage-presence Award
The Duanwu Festival, also often known, especially in the West, as the Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional holiday originating in China, occurring near the summer solstice. The festival now occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar (June 7th this year). Since the festival is nearing, we also held a "Happy Dragon Boat Race" game! FLIS art teacher Mr. Jerry M and Mr. Dave made two "Dragon Boats", which were vividly crafted, for use in the game. Each group was comprised of three students. The winner was the team that crossed the finish line first. Students' happy laughter was heard all around the campus! Win or lose, everyone had a great time!
Happy Dragon Boat Race
Daniel Huang, Jeffery Qu, Alisa Lee
Ray Weng, Ziyi You, Evan Kim
Vicky Huang, Nicholas Yang, Momoko Hashimoto