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Intl. School Creates Video To Support China Amid Epidemic

Video courtesy of Whittle School & Studios

FACULTY members and students from an international school’s Shenzhen and Washington D.C. campuses co-created a video, sending greetings and support from Washington D.C. to local residents of Wuhan, the city hit most severely by COVID-19.

Initiated by Zhang Xueying, a Chinese-language teacher at Whittle School & Studios’ Washington D.C. campus, the video contains best wishes to Wuhan from Whittle faculty and students as well as a Chinese song named “Tomorrow Will Be Better.” 

Rebecca Upham, vice chancellor and chairwoman of the school’s Washington D.C. campus, said in the video that Shenzhen is in their thoughts and that those closest to the outbreak have great spirit and will see a better tomorrow. 

Stephanie Fitzgerald, head of the early learning center division of the Washington D.C. campus, said she wants to send love and all the best to “all of our families and friends in China.” 

“We’re thinking about you and truly believe that tomorrow will be better,” she said. 

According to Zhang, the video took three weeks to make and was created to cheer for COVID-19 victims in Wuhan, Shenzhen and the whole of China. “We believe that whatever happens, we are all in this together regardless of age, nationality and language,” according to the video makers.

The two campuses opened in September 2019, and its Shenzhen campus has commenced online learning for students during the virus outbreak. 

暖心!荟同华盛顿校区师生用中文献唱《明天会更好》

世界上的问题把我们每个人都关联在一起,疫情之下,我们世界上每个人都不能置身事外。

近日,在大洋彼岸的荟同学校华盛顿校区的全体师生们,用中文献唱一首《明天会更好》送给中国武汉,并用各国语言表达明天会更好的美好祝愿。无关年龄、无关国籍、无关语言,只因为,这世界上每一个人都与我们息息相关。荟同华盛顿校区的学子们用这种温暖的方式传递他们最美好的祝福,表达他们对早日战胜疫情的美好愿望。为中国加油,为武汉加油。相信在世界的挑战面前,每一个荟同学子都将会成为有责任、有使命、敢于为社会做出贡献的世界公民。

扎根中国,放眼世界。荟同学校旨在培养有国际化素养、德才兼备, 既有丰富的科学文化知识储备、良好的综合素养和较强的工作执行能力,又善于发现问题、分析问题、解决问题的有文化、能创新的高素质人才。

荟同首批两个校区分别坐落于中国深圳前海和美国华盛顿特区,于2019年9月同步开学。

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Source: This article originally published from Shenzhendaily