On 21st September 2020, Silk Road School’s teaching staff and students volunteered their time to prune the Silk Road Garden, while promoting the spirit of labor, interactions between teachers and students and strengthening the connections between students.
At 10 am, they arrived at the garden. They rolled up their sleeves, put on the gloves and began weeding the garden. Within an hour, the weeds were removed and the sunflowers in the garden shone more beautifully and charmingly. The activity ended in a joyous atmosphere.
Richard Mensah from the 2019-year cohort shared that this activity is like a reunion after a long summer break. “I had the opportunity to connect with the teachers and other colleagues to share personal experiences during the summer break.”
A freshman of the 2020-year cohort, Md Arifur Rahman shared that through the activity he was given the opportunity to interact with the school dean, members, and senior students. “This activity was fun! It was a volunteer activity and I think role as a volunteer can give a sense of pride and identity, doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment.”
Great accomplishments require ambition and tireless effort. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, President Xi Jinping repeatedly elaborated the value of labour, promoting the spirit of labour and building harmonious labour relationships. By participating in the activity, SRS’s teaching staff and students promoted the spirit of labour, enhanced mutual understanding, bridging the gap between new and old students, and helped everyone integrate into the warm SRS family.
Written by: Lim Yin Ru
Edited by: Edward Kwame Tenadu