Postcards to Our Friends at DC Campus: We Are the Leaves Belonging to One Tree

2020-03-31

“We measure our success not through the narrowness of exclusivity but through the breadth of our impact.” Holding true to our words, Whittle shoulders its global mission by taking up the responsibility of sharing with the wider community.


“We measure our success not through the narrowness of exclusivity but through the breadth of our impact.” Holding true to our words, Whittle shoulders its global mission by taking up the responsibility of sharing with the wider community.


In response, we shared our online teaching platform and our experiences with schools in the United States and Italy. These online sessions were led by Anand Padmanabhan, Whittle’s Global Chief Information and Technology Officer, Dr. Rich Kuder, Lower and Middle School Division Head of Shenzhen Campus, and Alessandro Antonicelli, Head of Creative Arts and Design of Shenzhen Campus. Meanwhile, we also established Whittle’s teaching resources network platform, whittleonline.org, to share online resources and contribute to global education initiatives.


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Students at our DC Campus have Begun Online Learning


A few weeks ago, teachers and students at our DC Campus encouraged faculty and students in Shenzhen with a song, "Tomorrow Will be Better." Now, students from all grades at Shenzhen’s campus have extended their greetings and thoughts to their counterparts across the ocean through an initiative led by LI Yin, China Chancellor, with active support from teachers in the Chinese and Creative Arts departments.


Well-wishes from the Lower and Middle Schools


Second-graders from Shenzhen Campus sent greetings and best wishes using elaborate videos while fourth-graders encouraged their friends in DC that we can overcome the challenges of this new pandemic. 


At the same time, students from all grades in Shenzhen made individual postcards to convey their love and prayers to DC from across the ocean.


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First-graders made bilingual, hand-drawn postcards for the DC Campus, inviting them to one day visit Wuhan to see the beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom there. They also encouraged their DC classmates to stay positive while giving them tips on infection prevention.


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“Though we are far away / Like the distance between the letter "I" and the letter "U" / You are not alone / For my heart is there for you." We believe that such poetic and powerful words from this side of the globe will give our friends in the United States a sense of support.


Well-wishes from the Upper School


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Students in our upper grades have a deeper understanding of the many impacts of this recent outbreak. Ninth-graders tried to incorporate their mixed feelings into a poem, along with pictures that reflected their mood. They sent their support and prayers to the teachers and students in DC. Together we are hoping and waiting for the coming of spring.


We believe that everyone has experienced unprecedented growth during the outbreak, and that our students have been particularly fortunate; in their communications with teachers and with students from other campuses, they have cultivated invaluable traits necessary for becoming future world leaders:  care for what is happening in the world, reflection to learn from it, critical thinking to evaluate events, and the ability to take ownership.


Finally, with "Planting the Sun" sung by Oscar Fang of the first grade class, we would like to extend our prayers to all of you. Let's look forward to the bright sunshine that will illuminate every corner of the world.


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