On Saturday 19th May, the sun shone down brightly on Beijing as the House of Knowledge students, staff and families prepared for the annual yard sale. At 10am, the doors opened at both the Shunyi and Chaoyang Park campuses to members of the House of Knowledge community as the many stall holders manned their tables of a variety of items for sale. Music played across the school yard and everyone was in high spirits.

There were several stalls selling second-hand items such as household wares, toys and clothes. The Grade 2 students had also had the opportunity to exhibit the House of Knowledge’s core values of “Entrepreneurship” and “Empathy” as they donated some art work to sell in order to raise money for charity. As part of one of their World Studies, the students had drawn self-portraits that were mounted in lovely wooden frames. After researching and learning about masks that feature in different cultures from around the world, the Grade 2 students also had the opportunity to design and paint their own masks, which they kindly donated to the yard sale.

One of the most popular stalls of the day was the Roundabout cake stand. There was a delicious selection of baked goods for sale, many of which had been kindly donated by members of the House of Knowledge community. All money raised from cake sales was donated to Roundabout and any unsold yard sale items could also be left for the local Beijing charity.

The yard sale was a huge success and was enjoyed by all. The amount raised for charity across both campuses reached 4791RMB in just 4 hours and the money will be used to Yang Shiyi who urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. House of Knowledge would like to thank the whole community who came together for this wonderful event, including the students and their families who hosted stalls and everyone who donated their time for a worthy cause.