On Aug 27th, during the trip back to China, Dr. Yaoming Pei visited the top middle school of Hubei province—— NO.1 Middle School affiliated to Central China Normal University. Dr. Yaoming Pei had a report meeting with the school principal Pengcheng Zhou. He is also the former head teacher of Dr. Yaoming Pei from 2000 to 2002.
Photo of Principal Zhou and Dr. Yaoming Pei in the school administration building.
A Chinese calligraphy plaque in principal office wrote:
"Hundred years train(tree) a man, A Roc's flight(pengcheng) of ten thousand miles”
Hundred years train(tree) a man
This proverb means that cultivating talent is hard work which needs long and patient effort.
A (Roc)'s flight(pengcheng) of ten thousand mile
The bird called "peng鹏" (Roc) can surely fly(cheng程) over a long distance without stop. Now people use this idiom to with others have a long career or a bright future.
NO.1 Middle School affiliated to Central China Normal University Front Gate
(photo from school's website homepage)
No.1 Middle school has a great number of honors and awards, including a candidate key middle schools in Hubei province in 1962, “Hubei Model Middle School” with the highest score in 1997, “Model School at the Provincial Level” in November 2013, “A Name Card of the Sixty Years’ Development of Hubei Province” in 2009, “Most Satisfactory Middle School in Wuhan” in 2011, “Hubei Civilization Work Unit” in three consecutive years from 2004 to 2012, “National Model School on Education and Management Innovation” in 2012.