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学者活动 | 升旗仪式:迎接祖国71华诞

周一早晨8时,上海华二昆山国际学校举行了迎接祖国71华诞的升旗仪式

随着《义勇军进行曲》响起,少先队员行队礼,还未入队的小学者们也昂首挺胸,注视着国旗冉冉升起。

国歌声落下,学者们继续以精神饱满的状态,肃立在操场上,聆听了学生发展部主任Bett Alter勤奋节俭为主题的国旗下讲话。

“中国古代的思想家与教育家孔子曾经说:‘我非生而知之者,好古,敏以求之者也。’也就是说,没有人生来就是智者,只有勤奋敏锐地去获取知识的人,才得以学识渊博;

子又曰:‘工欲善其事,必先利其器。’想要做成一件事情,充分的准备是成功的必备条件。”

“According to historical documents, Confucius said, ‘The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.’ ”

 

勤奋,人们给予这个词汇的定义是坚韧不拔的认真与努力、不断地奉献以及承受可能的困难艰苦,并通过这些努力去进行个人价值的自我实现。

而对未来人生的各种期待是否有可能实现,取决于我们自身坚持不懈的、充满激情的、积极的努力与付出。那么,你对于未来人生的期望又是什么呢?你的梦想是什么?以及,你目前付出了哪些努力来助力这些梦想的实现?”

Diligence, defined as steady earnest and energetic effort, devotion and painstaking work and the application of those efforts to accomplish something is, in my mind, the key to satisfaction in life.

The expectations of life depend upon steady, earnest and energetic effort, devotion and painstaking work… What are your expectations in your life? What do you hope to accomplish, what are your life dreams and how is what you do today going to contribute to making your dreams a reality?”

 

节俭,是人类另一种美好的品质。它非常的重要,即使并不容易培养形成。

所谓节俭,就是妥善地管理我们所拥有的各项物质资源,尤其是金钱。我们生活在一个过度消费的时代。当大家进行网上购物的时候,是否曾经思考过漫无目的的消费是否会造成各种资源,尤其是自然资源的损耗以及过度的浪费呢?

请大家认真考虑消费的合理性,同时建议大家在进行消费之前,先考虑如下几个方面的问题:

  1. 你的预算
  2. 对环境等资源的消耗
  3. 这项物品于你而言是否真的必需

最后希望提醒大家的是,中国国家主席习近平要求所有中国人民减少对食物的浪费

仅在中国,每年被浪费的食物就可以养活3000万到5000万人。而在全球范围内,每年被人类浪费的食物多达13亿吨,如果用金钱价值来衡量的话,则相当于价值1万亿美元的食物。”

Thrift is another quality of human beings – and it is not always an easy one – but it is important.

Thrift is the careful management of our resources – especially our money. We live in a time in human history of excessive consumption – we buy things on-line without thinking enough about it – we shop without considering the use of vital natural resources and we create mountains of excessive waste.

Be thoughtful about how you spend your money. Avoid buying junk, think about the impact of your purchase on:

  1. Your budget;
  2. The planet;
  3. Ask yourself if you really need it!

Finally, Chinese President Xi Jinping, has asked all Chinese people to WASTE LESS FOOD.

In China alone the food that is wasted could feed between 30 and 50 million people annually and globally in one year we waste 1.3 billion tons of food or the equivalent of 1 trillion dollars worth of food.”

“由此,在这个清晨,我给到大家的建议是:

为了达成未来的人生目标,请勤勉;

为了守护你所拥有的资源,请节俭;

为了尽可能地帮助那些正在忍受饥饿的人和保护我们的地球,请避免食物的浪费。

“My message to you this morning –

Be diligent in order to achieve your life goals; 

Be thrifty in order to preserve your resources;

And avoid wasting food – it could help to feed the hungry and help to save our planet.

 

升旗仪式结束后,“昆山开发区发布”的记者朋友也来到我校,采访了五年级的小学者方泽铭和钱泳言,让我们来听听他们为祖国送上的祝福吧!

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值此祖国71华诞来临之际,祝福祖国繁荣昌盛,国泰民安!同时,我们也要求华二昆山的学者,不仅要做一个有世界情怀的人,还要做一个有中国情、民族魂的人。