July 28, The Workshop Day 3
Content of and Thoughts on the Wednesday Training Session of HTS
Before the lecture began in the morning, Liangliang, who came from Hunan for the workshop, briefed us on basic information about computers, including their components and functions, and highlighted the importance of their daily maintenance.
All of us were impressed with Liangliang, a college student majoring in computer studies, because of his knowledge, his clear thinking, and his scholarly way of talking. With unfailing enthusiasm, everyone was highly concentrated, taking notes or actively raising questions. Within 30 minutes, we learned a lot, which will definitely help us in the future work.
Liangliang’s terrific performance made us believe that our entire newsletter team can be excellent. As long as we are passionate about our life and stay confident about ourselves, we can make it.
At nine in the morning, the lecture began, again given by Mr. Zhang. He impressed us with his burning enthusiasm, easy way of talking and sense of humor. With fine elaboration everywhere, from piecing together to touching up pictures, he made the lecture more vivid and accessible. The classroom was quiet because everyone was concentrating. Those who could follow the teacher easily kept smiling; those who did not knitted their brows and thought hard. Every look was touching because I could see the efforts and passion of my classmates. Soon the morning lecture came to an end. Asked about what we had learned, we all said, smilingly, that we had learned and felt a lot.
Today, many of us were more sensible. Yesterday, because some of us did not take good notes, a few students had quite a lot of challenges doing their homework. So today they paid more attention to the notes while listening attentively to the lecture. The moment Mengnu got back to her room, she turned on the computer to do her homework and said proudly: “Today I took good notes and should be able to get my work done.”
The afternoon session was just as brilliant as the morning one, the teacher was as passionate, and the students were as concentrated and active. This was our last computer training lecture. We all cherished the last moment together and were reluctant to leave each other when it came to an end. Maybe it was destiny that brought us together. We want to thank the teacher for what he has given us, and I believe that he has seen our gratitude and love and eagerness for knowledge.
Today was our third day in Beijing. During the past three days, we have gotten to know each other better, we cared about and helped each other, and we are becoming a big family. As my classmate Nian said, today is better than yesterday and the future days will be increasingly better. Maybe this is what I feel most about the three-day training.
Nian is one of the 12 teenagers enrolled in our Youth Services program who have been attending workshops to learn how to produce a newsletter.