Dear teachers and students, Good morning.
Here I am, on behalf of the school, greatly honored to introduce to you the fourth International Cultural Festival of our school.
My job of teaching English for more than 20 years has enabled me to witness many festivals of different schools and the fabulous performances of various students, among which I do think those of this school, our school, have impressed me the most. Based on what I have experienced, Lushan School can fairly claim the title of attaching much significance to fostering the cross-cultural awareness. Every year, we not only provide graduates with outstanding academic performances for numerous first-class universities, but also stage a great variety of cultural activities, including cross-cultural ones. More importantly, there are so many talented students springing to amaze us. This year won’t be an exception, I believe.
We know things have been rather tough this year, with the novel coronavirus sweeping all through the country in the beginning, and worse still, all through the world now. All citizens, together with the rest of the humans, have been sharing the responsibility for the fate of the country and the world, fighting the epidemic selflessly and fearlessly. Through this critical period, we have had a deep understanding of the incomparable power of our motherland as well as the meaning of constructing a community of shared future for mankind.
As English learners, we are both introducers of foreign culture and disseminators of Chinese culture. It is an important mission for us to promote cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world and I think that is, and should be, the essential target of this International Cultural Festival.
The festival themed “Initiative, Enjoyment and Harmony” is to be held from June 17th to July 6th, when abundant activities will be organized, such as Competition of Cultural Knowledge, English Handwriting Contest, English Singing Competition, Dubbing Contest, etc, some to be on-line.
At last, I wish this International Cultural Festival a huge success and I look forward to excellent performance of all of you. Thank you.