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CIS Wins 3rd in China-wide STEAM Contest!

Canadian International School of Guangzhou 2021-02-10 15:05:45

Among 67 teams of 600 candidates in China, CIS won 3rd prize in a China-wide ‘Future City’ Competition!

A Forward-Thinking School like CIS Trains Students with Forward-Thinking Design and Ideas. Recently, our talented Grade 8 students entered an academic/STEAM competition called ‘Future City'. The purpose of joining this competition is to ensure our students have opportunities to use design thinking as a powerful tool to learn collaboration, apply their creativity and build a strong foundation of skills that can be applied to today's working environments. 

After weeks of diligently working on their essay, project plan, prototype and presentation, our students confidently presented their findings in a 'Question and Answer' section and eventually emerged victorious.



How Can the Future City Competition Help CIS Students?

With a history of more than 30 years, Future City is a world-renowned project-based learning competition where students imagine, research, design, and build moon cities of the future. Projects such as this teach our students the importance of hands-on creative collaboration, innovation and teamwork.  Motivated by our innovative STEAM program and the skills they have learnt by engaging in 21st century learning at CIS, our students were inspired to create an award-winning project that truly impressed the judges, leading to a well-deserved win in the Future City competition! Congrats to our students! You are the true definitions of Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow!


Our STEAM Program: Inspiring CIS Students to Think Critically and Act Purposefully

The STEAM program at CIS was established to ensure that students build on innovation, design thinking and constructivism. All of our STEAM programs are embedded within their daily curriculum, and include 21st century learning tools such as coding, robotics, Lego and more to build, tinker, and solve real life problems. With state-of-the-art technology at our fingertips, our students have plenty to work and explore with within the IDEA Lab. This results in strong competitiveness our students display in peer contests and competition.