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Winner Announcement of Newton Reading Award丨我校第一届“牛顿阅读奖”获奖名单揭晓

A book is a gift you can open again and again (Garrison Keillor). This year, on April 23rd, we’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of World Book Day.

春光美如斯,正是读书时。今年的4月23日是第二十五个“世界读书日”。

It was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

1995年联合国教科文组织宣布每年的4月23日为世界读书日,主旨宣言为“希望散居在全球各地的人们,无论你是年老还是年轻,无论你是贫穷还是富有,无论你是患病还是健康,都能享受阅读带来的乐趣,都能尊重和感谢为人类文明做出巨大贡献的文学、文化、科学思想大师们,都能保护知识产权。”

During Covid-19, we all had to isolate ourselves at home as this would be the best way to protect ourselves and others. Suddenly, many of us found ourselves with more time to think and to read than we’ve had in a long time. This has enabled us to reconsider the way we looked at ourselves, at the world, and to stimulate our minds.

2020年,突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情席卷全球,我们开始放慢脚步,重新去审视自我,重新认识人类和自然的关系。放缓的脚步让我们拥有更多的时间来阅读,通过阅读使内心变得更加充盈。

To foster good reading habits among the teachers, the school launched its first staff reading programme – the Newton Reading Award. We encouraged all staff members to read in quarantine, and to share their book list as well as their feelings in writing. At last, five winners were awarded as the Newton Reading Star and they are Ms. Linda, Mr. Markus, Ms. Lina, Mr. O’neal and Ms. Evangeline.

为了营造浓厚的读书氛围,培养全校员工良好的阅读习惯,我校开展第一届“牛顿阅读奖”,倡导在疫情期间,积极利用宅家时间开展阅读,分享好的书单以及读后感。通过综合评比票选,共有五位老师脱颖而出,获得了“牛顿阅读之星”的荣誉称号,他们分别是Ms. Linda, Mr. Markus, Ms. Lina, Mr. O’neal, Ms. Evangenline, 恭喜并祝贺他们!


Excerpt from a winning book review 

I seem to be able to find myself in this book, though as a teacher. I am strict with the children, and the minor issues could easily make me lose my temper. I totally forgot what it was like being a child. Looking back to my childhood, I was so eagerly hoping that my elders could communicate their thoughts and feelings to me through language or characters. An idea occurred to me when I finished reading this book. Why not write down my feelings and my love for the children when I find it hard to control my temper?

Great love is like a mountain, whether it is between a father and a daughter or between a teacher and a student, while I am willing to be a climber.

— Review on Fu Lei’s Home Letters


获奖读后感节选

“突然发现已成为教师的我,竟然也和傅先生所写的有点相像,对孩子要求严格,因为一些小事脾气急躁。我啊,完全忘记了作为一个孩子的心情,曾经是多么渴望长辈,利用自己的语言、文字,将自己的所思、所感、所得,传授给孩子。因此看完这本书,我竟然跃跃欲试,如果脾气难以自控,我是否可以尝试用久违的文字,书写我对孩子的点滴之爱呢!

不论是父女间或是师生间,如果真的像人们所说的那样,“大爱如山”的话,我愿做那寒峰的攀爬者!”

——读《傅雷家书》有感


Feng Zikai, Chinese painter, comic artist and writer,

once said,

there is no limit to reading, like the water never stops flowing.

丰子恺有言:

藏书如山积,读书如水流

山形有限度,水流无时休


Open a book, open a world.

Readers are like quiet travelers –

they read people and life between the lines and pages.

每一本书都是一个未知的世界,

每一位阅读者都是一名无言的行者,

在书里

读事,读物,读人,读己


Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today (Holbrook Jackson). Let’s explore the pleasures of books and reading!

又是一个春回大地的轮回,让我们在明媚的春光里,把心放逐在书海中,让书香浸润我们的心灵!