Candlelight is a famous, traditional event originating from the founding days of The MacDuffie School Granby, back in 1890. Our 130th Anniversary Candlelight at MacDuffie Tianjin gave us a spectacular start to our new school year, as we welcomed both new and returning students into the MacDuffie family.
It is always a bright and exciting celebration of our school, our Houses, our CIRCLE values and the exceptional depth of talent we have on campus.
Those students who performed so well at the exciting gala show during the evening were a credit to our school and become part of a strong MacDuffie tradition of Music, Performance and Drama that you can be sure we’ll be seeing more of during the year.
As a finale to the event, the whole school joined together in a huge circle to light the candle of welcome and inspiration that filled the sports field with a wonderful lightshow, providing the perfect start to our new semester.
This ceremonial igniting of flames and lights is a great symbol of our continuing dedication to inspiring excellence in everything we do. We are following in the great and prestigious footsteps of many generations of past “MacDufiians” who have come before us, and the whole event made us super proud to be MacDuffie Mustangs. Welcome back Mustangs, and let’s work together to make it another great year for our school community.
In the season with fragrant osmanthus, with the night slowly falling, with the igniting of a field of flames and bright lights across the campus, the annual Candlelight of MacDuffie Tianjin China kicked off a series of educational activities to celebrate the 130th anniversary...
Looking at the sea of candlelight and stars, accompanied by the flow of laughter and cheers, I was thinking it surely symbolizes our long and glorious traditions being enhanced and carried forward; it also symbolizes the growth of many future generations of “MacDuffians” starting from here. It stands for teachers with the spirit of candles, like beacons guiding the way, who will hold up the hope of our great motherland for the future.
Our long traditions came spectacularly alive here in our school last week during the great Candlelight welcome show and ceremony. As we lit the bright flame of learning that shines brightly in our school throughout the whole year, the whole community was inspired to join in and always try our best to make this 130th MacDuffie year the best one ever in our long history.
As we know, Candlelight is always a whole community event and ours in Tianjin MacDuffie was certainly a true showcase for the wide range of excellence across our whole school. From the talented student performers, to the amazing hosts, the teachers, leaders, speakers, parents and guests - everyone agreed it was a very special night, and one to remember for many years to come. Go Mustangs!