Valuing Diversity at a Seniors Centre

老吾老以及人之老

踏着午后温暖的日光,深圳市枫叶学校的高中同学在加方校长Mr.Borthistle和领事连老师的陪同下,一起前往福利中心看望老人,孩子们也为老人们精心准备了节目。

In the warm afternoon sunshine, the high school students of Maple Leaf International Academy-Shenzhen, accompanied by Mr. Borthistle and Ms. Lian, went to the Shenzhen welfare center to visit the elders. The students had several shows prepared for the elders.

在表演开始之前,志愿者为孩子们大概地介绍了老人们的生活,从志愿者口中,孩子们了解了一些爷爷奶奶的习惯和爱好。在老人们午休结束后,孩子们跑去电梯口迎接爷爷奶奶们,一路上都有说有笑的,老人们都十分亲切。孩子们非常细心,搀扶着老人,按照老人的节奏慢慢走;在扶老人坐下之前,还要检查一下椅子是不是牢靠。

Before the performance, the volunteers gave students a general introduction about the senior citizen’s lives. Students learned about some habits and hobbies of theses grandparents. After the senior citizen’s lunch break, the students ran to the elevator to meet the elders. We talked and laughed while walking with them, and the seniors were all very kind in return.

在各位爷爷奶奶落座后,同学们为奶奶和爷爷表演了些小节目:有革命年代让中华儿女热血沸腾的黄河大合唱;有回忆往昔柔情岁月的歌曲“月亮代表我的心”串烧英文歌曲;同时也有欢快活泼的舞蹈“粉红色的回忆”;更有柔中带刚的太极表演和体现中华傲骨的舞剑;还有现场书写的书法作品:“南山之寿,皓松永青”!饱含对老人家的祝福。

After most of the senior citizens took their seats, the students performed some small performances for these grandmothers and grandfathers. The song “The Moon Represents My Heart” was part of a collection of English songs. There was also a dance called “Pink Memories,” followed by a Taichi performance and the Chinese pride sword dance.

当然,不单单只是孩子们,老人们同样也做了精心的节目准备。歌曲“绣荷包”和“在那东山顶上”一展爷爷奶奶们老当益壮的精神风貌。漂亮的歌喉给00后的孩子们带来了巨大的震撼,讲述了那个时代的故事。

Of course, not only the students, but also the senior citizens had made careful preparations for today. The songs “Embroidering the Purse” and “At the Top of the Dongshan Mountain” showed the spirits of the grandparents. The melting voice brought great shock to the children born after 2000, telling the story of that era.

最后在掌声中,本次活动完美落幕。孩子们也和老人们、志愿者们进行了合照。

Finally, in applause, the event ended perfectly. The students took pictures with the elders and volunteers.

这次社区服务活动让同学们感慨良多,清明感恩,关爱长者。老吾老以及人之老。在今后的日子,深圳市枫叶学校将继续更多的志愿者服务,为枫叶孩子们培养更强的社会责任感。让我们一起期待学校的未来发展。

This community service activity created a lot of feelings. In the future,  Maple Leaf International Academy – Shenzhen will continue to provide more volunteer services to cultivate a stronger sense of social responsibility for helping those in need. We will look forward to more activities like this in the future of Maple Leaf International Academy – Shenzhen. 


高中小记者: 王安涵  邓斯元 郑雯文

Reporters from senior high school :  Ann   Daisy  Jenny

4.6.2019

April 6, 2019

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s