《声音》 VOICES Ivy's VOICES Fall/Winter Edition 2018 - Page 20

IVY ACADEMY My Campus, My Design By Voices Reporters O n the morning of November 8th, there was a special sharing session held in the nap room of Ivy Academy Sanlitun Campus. Two young Daystar students showcased a bed sheet that they had personally designed for Ivy students, and spoke with confidence and composure. The presentation was especially meaningful, as the sister and brother duo were alumni from Ivy Academy! All the children present listened attentively and bursts of laughter could be heard every now and then. The two speakers were Bernadette van Lawick van Pabst (grade four) and her younger brother Diederik van Lawick van Pabst (grade two). Both students from Daystar Academy are bedding designers of Ivy Education Group’s kindergarten. Almost all the bedding in kindergartens are purchased and printed and dyed in a centralized way, using the same color and pattern. As a result, this has reduced the personal touch and individuality of kindergartens. In light of this, Ivy Education Group came up with a new idea about the bedding design for this school year—why not let children design their own bedding? What better Ivy Schools Fall/Winter Edition 2018 way to unleash children’s creativity than to have them design their own environment? Jack Hsu, CEO of Ivy Education Group, endorsed this idea and immediately thought of Bernadette and Diederik who had participated in numerous design competitions and have won prizes. Bernadette and Diederik’s enthusiasm and extraordinary talent for art are well- known throughout Ivy. Upon Jack’s kind invitation, the two students happily accepted and expressed their keenness to support their old school. They said that their fond memories for Ivy and expectations for the future had taken root in their hearts like a growing seed. In the days that followed, both students sought inspiration in the school’s art classroom, collected materials while brainstorming with their classmates, and talked about the design plan with each other at home. When they presented the final design, everyone was touched by the design’s warmth and innocence. A little dinosaur (Ivy’s mascot) sleeping soundly, a bright moon by the window, a clock that records the