Over the weekend of May 12-13, Green City at Green Sunshine Stadium came alive during our annual Urban Family and That’s Shanghai Sound of Spring festival. The weather held out for the weekend and families came in droves, eager to participate in the exciting activities set up around the stadium.
The sound of children laughing and playing filled the air, a confirmation of there being something for everyone to enjoy. Our Sound of Spring for 2018 was a successful collaboration of music, sport and goodwill delivered to the Shanghai community.
The festival culminated on Sunday with our highly-anticipated Battle of the Bands competition. Top musical talents from schools around Shanghai performed before a large crowd and our guest judges. The competition was a triumph; bands battled it out on stage, and the crowd generously gave to the Heart to Heart Foundation.
It was a fierce competition with many talented kids, and as the mic was placed down for the final time, the judges tallied their scorecards to reveal to victors.
People's Choice: Rayless - Wellington International School Shanghai
Most Spirited School: Pink Coconut - Shanghai United International School
Judge’s Choice: Never Wonder - Shanghai Community International School
Over the two-day festival were able to engage in many other activities that were ready and waiting. Our Mini World Cup competition unearthed soccer stars in the making; with many kids scoring goals and winning accolades.
Under 14s - Champions: China, Second Place: Argentina, Third Place: Brazil
Under 17s - Champions: England
And let’s not forget our Mini Fun Fair, with so much on offer children had a hard time deciding where to start. Our merry-go-round, bouncy castle and virtual reality experiences were all extremely popular, while the NERF blaster guns had kids fully immersed, Hungar Games style, in faux-warfare.
Over 60 booths were set up on site, where families enjoyed other interactive activities, indulged in local flavors by all the food vendors and enjoyed a day outside in the Jinqiao greenery.
So, as we wrap up Sound of Spring for another year, we say thank you to the Shanghai community, the parents and children who supported the event and finally our sponsors who helped Urban Family and That’s Shanghai deliver the fun activities and experiences.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. See you next year!