On 1 September 2020 we joined the opening event of the new schoolyear in the Binzhou Advanced Technology High School. See earlier post.
We left very early in the morning for the school, 7 a.m. (no breakfast), crossing once more the Yellow River.
In the large auditorium we joined the official event. There were several speeches, also one by myself as chairman of the board.
I then handed out the signed notebooks to the over 90 students, one by one, and taking a picture with each.
We later went to four classes where me and Dasha talked with the students. Dasha is a young lady from Belarus who works for UWEE and speaks fluent Chinese. We communicated mostly in Chinese as the students just started and their English is still very elementary. Many of the students plan to study abroad after graduation.
My short speech for the event
“I am happy to be here with you today for this important event.
It is my 4th visit to Binzhou. I am impressed by the quality and diversity of Binzhou’s education facilities, the elementary and middle schools, the universities, the vocational schools and professional training facilities.
Yesterday I talked about the challenges China and the world are facing, and the difficulties for all of us.
China has become a world power but it needs to face the challenges and become stronger and better. China needs well educated young people, who can make the bridge between China and the world.
I am sure this beautiful campus will give you the means to become international pioneers.
Study well and make China greater!”
Another tour of the school facilities
Workers were still installing air conditioners in the dormitories of the students.
The campus has a soccer field, running track and other sports facilities. There is a room for dancing and a large indoor hall for basketball and other, with showers and changing rooms.
Lunch was in the canteen where we approved the food served to the students and staff.
The pictures give a good idea about the quality of the installation, see also the previous post. Pretty impressive! We wish UWEE success with the operation and we hope next years to have over 1,000 students!
In the afternoon we drove back crossing the Yellow River and had a rest in the hotel; in the evening other program, will be in another post!