Flowers begin to decay in April, but it is still a good time to read amidst the beautiful scenery. Reading is an effective way for teachers to improve personal quality and cultural deposits. The development of teachers in profession not only requires the accumulation of rich practical experience, but also needs the guidance of classic works on education.
In this April, teachers of Workshop of VKBS Teachers came to Vanke · Columbia Circle, a place integrating diversified cultures and artistic atmosphere and popular in social media.
Columbia Circle, the first urban renewal project of Shanghai Vanke, is located at No. 1262 Yan’an West Road. The area of its location, Xinhua Road Historical and Cultural Scenic Area, is one of the 44 historical and cultural scenic areas in Shanghai. In 1920s, it was the Columbia Country Club for the leisure and recreation of foreign residents. In 1951, Shanghai Institute of Biological Products moved in this area. Due to the special nature of the Institute, this area remained as a mysterious place inaccessible for the public for more than 60 years. Nowadays, it has become an open international cultural and artistic life circle integrating functions of culture and creation, office building, recreation and fashion, delicacy and entertainment.