Good morning to all respective guests, parents and dear friends!
First of all, I would like to congratulate the successful holding of the MLB Invitational Tournament.
As Bonkid's Chief Education Adviser, I've seen how hard Bonkid has worked to propel Chinese youth's baseball during the past 8 years, and I've also witnessed the growth and amazing results the passionate young baseball athletes have achieved.
Physical training can make sure children have a healthy body. But as an educator, we should pay more attention on how physical education can improve a child's mental health.
The nature of physical education is the education of personality. In sports, it is important to cooperate, to be resilient, to have perseverance and to appreciate the honor you receive. Each one of these is the target of one's socialization. The core meaning of physical education is to shape one's personality.
Dear athletes, at no point are you going to give up on the field. You ARE fighting for your school, your team and your honor, but the most important thing is to treat winning and losing with respect.
We have to learn to share the happiness after winning a match, and todispel the dismay after losing one. During these competitions, it is important to cultivate qualities such as staying positive and determined which will also help you to succeed in life.
我从事教育工作已经将近三十年，不论是公立的北京四中，还是国际教育的青苗学校，以及目前与UWC和清华附中正在共同创办的世华学校（China World Academy）；不论是作为一名普通教师，还是一校之长，体育运动都是我所倡导的最佳教育方式。让孩子们在运动场上获得更大的乐趣、更多的成长。
I've worked in the educational field for almost 30 years now, and whether in public schools like The Forth High School of Beijing, or international schools like BIBS, or even the China World Academy that UWC and Tsinghua University Highschool are establishing together; whether being a teacher or a principal, physical education is the type of education I've always advocated for. It allows children to have fun and develop their character at the same time.
At last, I hope that the MLB Invitational Tournament will become a success, and I wish that all of the teams will achieve exceptional results!! Thank you all very much!!