Colorful school opening ceremony
Learn to be a man in the “first writing ceremony”
"Writing the word 人 (person) takes several strokes, becoming a man takes a lifetime." On the morning of September 6, Chongqing People’s Primary School held an opening ceremony called "I like traditional culture", especially for the first graders. The “first writing ceremony” has a special and deep meaning.
Under the guidance of teachers, students used the brush to write down a large number of "人" characters in Chinese and made a good wish for academic progress. Yang Langlang, the principal of the school, said: "China has been a state of ceremonies since ancient times. The school arranged such an opening ceremony to let students feel traditional culture and let every student start from the syllabus of writing '人' and learn to be an honest person."
Intangible cultural heritage projects enter the classroom to cultivate "artisan spirit"
On the same day, at the opening ceremony of the Hechuan Bashu Primary School, three municipal intangible cultural heritage inheritors - Hu Junliang of Hechuan Taopian (flaky pastry made from glutinous rice, walnuts, flour, white sugar, etc.), Tang Xianglin of Chant of Three Rivers (the boatman’s chant doing heavy physical work by the three rivers of Jialing River, Qujiang River and Fujiang River), and Li Zuyuan of Hechuan Gorge Inkstone (inkstone made from rocks of the Jialing River gorge) were invited to the school to give students a vivid life lesson.
“Education is life. We not only invite intangible cultural heritage inheritors to give lectures, but also to open relevant courses in schools.” According to the person in charge of the school, from the beginning of the semester, the school opened an intangible cultural heritage course for grade 1-6 two times a week, and the course is taught in a variety of ways, such as “teacher teaching + student self-exploration + group cooperation + field visit experience + intangible cultural heritage inheritors to teach”. (Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)