On the morning of July 23rd, 2018 STEM+ leadership Week Opening Ceremony was successfully held in the auditorium of Jiangsu Province Dagang High School. Around 700 students from over 8 schools within and outside of Zhenjiang joined the ceremony.
The ceremony started with the speech given by guests from the Education Bureau. They extended their genuine congratulations on the success of this year's opening ceremony. They wished that the STEM+ Leadership Week will broaden the students' horizons, develop students' innovative abilities and facilitate their all-rounded development.
One of the highlights of the ceremony was the mental abacus calculation presented by a group of pupils from Xinfeng Primary School. Their fast and accurate calculation truly impressed the audience and won them big rounds of applause. What was even more exciting was the LIVE mental calculation match between the PhD fellows and the pupils. The primary students won against the PhD students with the score of 3:0.
Professor Tom Korner from the University of Cambridge then presented the math book written by himself to the young winning team. He also gave an interesting speech on Mathematics and Smallpox, unveiling the intriguing history behind probability and inspiring the students to look at Mathematics from different angles.
Source: Jiangsu Province Dagang High School