On June 29, the 21st Century Wuhan International Science & Education Innovation Project Opening Ceremony and International Adolescents Science & Education Development Seminar were held in C6 Building of Wuhan Optical Valley Software Park.
At the opening ceremony, Mr. Tao Wenquan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, made a speech titled "International, Science and Education". A total of more than 200 people participated in the project ceremony, including the leaders and guests such as Qu Yingpu, deputy chief editor of China Daily, Li Shouwen, deputy director of the Management Committee of Wuhan East Lake Free Trade Zone, Lu Jun, chairman of Hubei Technology Investment Group, Zeng Qingkai, chief editor of China Daily 21st Century, and Yang Zhixia, director of Education Bureau of Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone and the parents.
leaders and guests such as Qu Yingpu, deputy chief editor of China Daily (fifth from right) and Li Shouwen, deputy director of the Management Committee of Wuhan East Lake Free Trade Zone（fifth from left） participated in International Science & Education Innovation Project Opening Ceremony.
Academician Tao Wenquan pointed out in his speech that, the core guiding ideology of the future internationalization of education is to build a community with shared future for mankind, which was proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping. He encouraged HH International Science Learning Center to develop a comprehensive science curriculum training system for children and adolescents, including cognitive ability, exploratory ability, innovative ability, logical thinking, expressive ability, social ability, adaptive ability, problem solving ability and physical development, so as to create a good healthy condition for adolescents and lay a solid foundation for them to serve the motherland and realize the great Chinese dream.
Tao Wenquan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, chairman of HH Education Academic Advisory Committee and president of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, made a keynote speech.
Li Shouwen said in his speech that, East Lake High-tech Zone always adheres to the "innovation-driven" development strategy, regards talents as the primary resource, and makes education a priority of development. This time, China Daily, HH Education and Hubei Technology Investment Group jointly set up a high-quality education project in Wuhan Optics Valley, which will play an important role in further improving its education functions, enriching the multiple educational concepts and promoting the accumulation of top talents.
Li Shouwen, deputy director of the Management Committee of Wuhan East Lake Free Trade Zone
Zeng Qingkai said that the 21st Century English Newspaper of China Daily strives to promote quality education and always adhere to combine the implementation of the essential moral education with the English learning needs of young people. Besides, it will give full play to their brand, academic and resource advantages in English and quality education, help the development of innovative education projects in Wuhan. They will jointly make efforts to train high-quality young people with firm ideals and beliefs, full cultural confidence and good intercultural communication skills.
Zeng Qingkai, chief editor and general manager of China Daily 21st Century English Education Media, made a speech.
With the deep understanding on Chinese children, the pure love for education business and the strong support from Hubei Technology Investment Group, the China Daily 21st century English Education Media and HH Education adopted various international resources and curriculum reserves integrated by HH Education. The three parties jointly built and opened Wuhan 21th Century International Science & Education Innovation Project. In an early stage of a project, the international science kindergarten and learning center were set up to train the adolescents to be the main force of national construction and social progress.
It is reported that the project covers an area of more than 10,000 square meters and includes HH International Science Kindergarten and Science Learning Center. With 20 standard classrooms, 13 functional classrooms and high-standard supporting facilities, HH International Science Kindergarten provides top international education content, teachers and facilities for children. Adhering to the Italian Reggio's view of centering on children, the project comprehensively carries out the project teaching of international science theme by putting children in real life situations, and trains the children with scientific literacy for Optics Valley by using the bilingual thinking learning of STEM and English. Based on the science education of Chinese Academy of Sciences Qi Yuan Education Group, children’s education of Britain's Fieldwork Education, they jointly develop the suitable FuturoKid curriculum system for children's age characteristics with the China Daily 21st Century English education media, so that children can happily explore world culture and scientific civilization through the multi-cultural teaching content. Adhering to the learning concept of MIT lifelong kindergarten science innovation, the HH International Science Learning Center aims to improve the bilingual and scientific thinking ability of children aged from 3 to15 through the systematic curriculum and learning.
Public Appearance of HH International Science Kindergarten in Wuhan Optics Valley
The “five-person table forum” brought a feast of ideas about educational discussions. Cao Bing, Vice President of International Education Development of HH Education, presided the table Forum. Yimengde, Executive Director of the The NO.1 Middle School Affiliated to CCNU , Zhuang Gang, Deputy general Manager of the 21st Century English Education Media Integrated Marketing Division of China Daily, Dr. Cem Hur, International Director of International Science Kindergarten, Dr. Dai Yanjun, Lecturer of Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and other guests have presented a sparkling discussion on the development of children's international science education.
Some representatives hold a discussion in the seminar, including Cao Bing, Vice President of HH Education International Education Development (first from left),Dr Cem Hur, director of HH International Science Kindergarten (second from left), Yi Mengde, executive president of the Union school,NO.1 Middle School Affiliated to CCNU (third from left), Dai Yanjun, PhD lecturer of engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University (second from right), and Zhuang Gang, the vice general manager of Integrated Marketing Department of China Daily 21st Century English Education Media (first from right)
Yi Mengde, executive president of the Union school, NO.1 Middle School Affiliated to CCNU, made a brilliant speech on "The Importance of Developing Children's Creative Thinking from Kindergarten".