As the year of the rat begins, a new virus has spread across China. Whilst people were fearful at first, everyone then came together as a nation.
Now the new semester has arrived,it is the responsibility our responsibility to gather our strength and contribute to the needs of all.
On March 1st 2020, Jiahui Oak Foreign Language School and Dalian Royal School successfully held an online activity- ‘Changing Classes and non-closing classes’. Teachers and students alike used their positive energy to act in the fight against the virus.
The event officially began with a special flag raising ceremony. With the "March of the Volunteer Army", all teachers and students paid attention to the national flag in the video, and the young pioneers performed a ceremony in a group. All the community of Oak campus were sincere and profound in their observance, showing the deep love of teachers and students for the motherland.
Teachers and students watched the "Country in the Battle of the Epidemic-Salute to Heroes". In this battle, the ‘angels in white’ and the ‘People's Liberation Army’ confronted death at the front line of the epidemic. They have put their bodies and lives on the line for the defense of others. The efforts of these heroes bring tears to the people of China!
Classmates, there is no shortage of knowledgeable people in this era. What is missing is the sincere, righteous and fearless world citizen."
Principal Zhang Xiaomin gave a wonderful speech as part of the activity raising the enthusiasm of the students. She proclaimed “Hope is sharing the destiny of our countrymen. Being in awe of nature is protecting the earth; being brave, strong, optimistic and kind is the best achievement of a person’s character.
She continued whilst being rooted in China, the teachers, students and community of Oak must show leadership, grow holistically and develop an international perspective in this new era.
The epidemic situation has separated us, however, although the teachers and students of Oak cannot be reunited on campus, they unite in their own unique way and come together using their love for each other and their country as a weapon. Teachers and students watched the video "Oak People in the War-Epidemic-Records of Epidemic Resistance of Oak Teachers and Students" to understand the touching story of the people around them to fight the epidemic.
"Youth is strong, country is strong", Shi Yuhe from the Primary School, Hu Xiaogan from Middle School, Xiao Yuxuan and Guo Yongzhen from High School gave speeches on behalf of the students in the school. With great respect and under the guidance of the heroic spirit of the nation, they encouraged a return to learning in the new semester.
The heroes of the "epidemic" emotionally inspired teachers and students. The event was a complete success.
"Mo Dao will be covered by clouds, and the severe winter will be full of spring buds." It is likely that under the epidemic there will still be many difficulties in the various tasks of the school, but the whole school will work hard to create a ‘defensive line’ to ensure online teaching is a success and supports students in their learning. It is believed that with the joint efforts of the teachers and students of the school, the victory of the ‘Oak War’ on the "epidemic" is coming.
Let us look forward to the time of recovery, the spring blossoming, and the coming together again in the beautiful Oak Campus!