The summer of 2021 is destined to be a legend. Due to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, it is the first time that the Olympic Games and National Games of China to be held in the same year, and countless athletes will shed sweat and blood during this summer.
These two mega events are held alternately, and the new identity of Mr. Cheng King Leung, the Chief Principal of ASJ, is finally released. In the 14th National Games of China, King Sir is the chairman of Executive Committee under the Organising Committee of the HKSAR Delegation and he shows the valiant posture of a sports master.
King Sir 率领的代表团达237人，其中169名香港健儿将竞逐18个决赛项目。自香港1997年回归以来，这是第七次派员参赛。截至全运会开幕前，单车运动员李慧诗、梁嘉儒赢得奖牌，接连报捷。
King Sir Will lead a 237-member delegation, of which 169 Hong Kong athletes will compete in 18 final events. This is the seventh time that Hong Kong sent teams to National Games since its returned to China in 1997. Up to now, Hong Kong cyclists Lee Wai Sze and Leung Ka Yu have won medals in the 14th National Games of China. A series of success is reported.
Elite athletes from all over the country will take part in the National Games of China, making the games as intense as the Olympic Games. All the citizens are convinced that Hong Kong athletes will do their best and give full play to the fighting spirit of Hong Kong.
Sports is great. In the process of doing sports, the coexistence of hard work, breakthroughs and miracles can be felt. It is the unbounded passion and unyielding commitment that drives humanity forward to achieve the greatest civilizations.
The physical education program will also be a highlight of the school, making full use of the advantages of a 15-year continuous syllabus by establishing "Sports Rising Stars Program", providing students with the best sports training and producing outstanding young athletes in order to become a pioneer of "Unification of Education and Sports " in China. ASJ implement the program by conducting game based physical education activities according to the recommendation from international teaching professionals in the preschool period; by exposing students to different sport programs in the primary years; by cultivating specialized athletic skills in the junior high school years.
In addition to integrate PE and curriculum, ASJ is comprehensively organizing the ECA programme so as to build the education system with “The quality of Jinan University; The integration of the Greater Bay Area; The characteristics of Hong Kong and Macao". ECA is divided into three categories -- Hobbies, Art&Sport, and Academic make up. In addition to sports like Basketball and Football, the programmes like Drama, Band, Running, Chinese dance, Karate, Cooking and so on are also offered, providing students with diversified choices. Classes of Drone piloting, Maker Education and Flight simulation are also set so as to encourage students to explore and even develop interests in technology.
The 14th National Games will open at 8PM tonight. Host city Xi'an in Shaanxi Province, the ancient capital of the Six Dynasties with rich cultural heritage will "shine" throughout the nation. (“Shaan” is the short form for Shaanxi Province, it sounds the same with “shine” in Mandarin)
To implement the concept of "traveling on the map", ASJ teach students to learn the culture of many feature cities such as Xi'an, and this teaching is an important part of the theme study “My hometown is China” for the first month of this semester. By appreciating the famous rivers and mountains of China and feeling the local customs that are illustrated through the books, the cultural self-confidence of youngsters from Hong Kong and Macao will be strengthened and their sense of national identity and belonging will be enhanced. ASJ is bound to become the base of patriotism education for youngsters from Hong Kong and Macao and the cradle of talent training in the Greater Bay area.
What does sports mean? Each one has his own answer to this question. But some ideas are recognized by all. The most important thing in competition is not to win but to participate, and the most important thing in life is not the result, but the process of fighting
The National Games bring us not only the wonderful competitions among elites, but also the positive spirit of doing sports in daily life.
Tonight, Xi'an will attract the attention of the whole nation. In the opening ceremony, the consultant of ASJ, Su Bingtian, will be the torchbearer, while the Diving champion of Tokyo Olympic Games who is also the alumnus of Jinan University, Xie Si Xia will be the flag-bearer. They have demonstrated Jinan spirit with their hard work and all teachers and students of ASJ are so proud of them.
Good luck to the athletes from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao!