WATCH: Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) 'Kids Talk'

The eco generation is here

by SHFamily | Wed, August 02, 2017

Each month, Shanghai Family visits a variety of schools to interview kids on a range of different topics. This August, we meet with eco-friendly students at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Hongqiao Campus (YCIS) to talk about saving energy, growing plants and the 'Four Rs': reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.

Watch the video here!

Meet the kids

Sophie Age 9, UK

“I go to Gardening Club at school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, where we grow and look after the plants. It’s important to look after nature.”


Allison Age 8, Hong Kong, China

Instead of throwing a plastic bottle in regular trash can, you can put it in a recycling trash can. Then it can be use to make something else.”


Elliott Age 8, USA

“Recycling means to use things again, and again, and again, and again! For example, you might want to take an empty cereal box and turn it into a toy car.”

Troy Age 8, USA

“Rethink means if you were to throw something out, think about it before you do it. Garbage shouldn’t be piling up!”


Julia Age 9, Canada

If you keep the taps on when brushing your teeth, maybe you’ll want to rethink that and turn it off in between scrubs!


Seoyeon Age 10, South Korea

“Reduce means don’t buy or get something if you don’t really need it. I also reuse my water bottles so I don’t have to buy another.”

Jorge Age 8, Spain

“Our teachers talk about the Four Rs at school. To help at home I’ll turn off the lights if I’m not using them.”