各位尊敬的家长们、来宾们、朋友们,各位亲爱的同学们,大家上午好!

 

Good morning to all respective guests, parents and dear friends!

 

首先请允许我衷心的祝贺MLB北京国际学校棒球邀请赛的成功举行!

 

First of all, I would like to congratulate the successful holding of the MLB Invitational Tournament.

 

作为此次比赛承办方棒童俱乐部的首席教育顾问,我亲眼看到了八年来棒童俱乐部为推动中国青少年棒球运动发展所做的不懈努力。也看到了一批批热爱棒球运动的孩子在训练中的成长、在比赛中的努力,以及他们取得的优异成绩。

 

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.

 

体育锻炼可以强身健体为孩子们带来一生的健康,但作为一名教育工作者更注重的是体育教育为孩子带来的心灵上的成长。

 

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.

 

体育的本质是人格的教育。体育的要素是团队合作,是顽强拼搏,是坚持不懈,是崇尚荣誉,所有这些都是一个人的社会化指标,体育的核心就是人格塑造。

 

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.

 

各位参赛的同学们,你们在赛场上要奋勇拼搏,为了学校和运动队的荣誉而战,然而更为重要的是要学会正确对待输赢。

 

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.

 

学会如何分享胜利带来的喜悦,如何排解失败后的沮丧。在体育竞赛的过程中,培养自己坚强乐观的品质,这将是你们一生的财富。

 

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.

 

最后,预祝MLB北京国际学校棒球邀请赛圆满成功!祝各代表队取得优异成绩!谢谢!

 

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!!