Opening Ceremony of 2016 International Education Summer Camp
Early in the morning of July 13th ,2016, all the teachers concerned with the summer camp in SCCS have come to school. Two teachers were arranged to fetch those campers in Nanjing. The others stayed to prepare for welcoming them in the afternoon. At 7 O’clock, 24 students and 4 teachers arrived at our campus.
As it was late, they were led to have dinner immediately after laying their luggage in the hall. The school cafeteria has prepared delicious Western food for them.
Meanwhile, all the parents and students from home-stay families have come to the small Lecture Hall to wait for their home-stay students. They hope that they can make those children from overseas feel at home.
After dinner, students and teachers from Canada were invited to attend a short Opening Ceremony in Lecture Hall. Those campers signed, got entrance cards, T-shirts and Schedule for Summer Camp in an orderly way. Every students from Canada were also invited to have a brief introduction of themselves to whom home-stay families extended warm welcome.
The Opening Ceremony of 2016 International Education Summer Camp started at 8 O’clock. First, Teacher Liu introduced the daily arrangements and teachers in charge, including Alison, Rachel and Tina. After that, he also stressed the importance of safety and respect of mutual culture.
Later, Principal Yu was invited to give a welcome speech. On behalf of all the faculties in SCCS, Principal Yu expressed warm welcome to all the students and teachers from Canada and wished them a happy and unforgettable summer camp. Meanwhile, Principal Yu also comforted and encouraged some students who felt homesick and upset about going to home-stay families. He also assured them that all the parents and students from home-stay families are so nice that they don’t need to worry about the lives in later 5 days.
After the Opening Ceremony, students from Canada and home-stay families began to communicate to gain more understanding of each other. As time was limited, the teachers asked the home-stay families to take those Canadian students home and reminded them of the arrangement on next day.
We sincerely wish the students and teachers from Canada a good rest at night. We do hope that they will embrace the fantastic activities of summer camp in the next five days with new mood.