A group of pupils take CRT to look for “Nian”
Students and teachers from Tongxin Primary School in Liangjiang New Area take CRT to look for “Nian”.
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Winter vacation comes with the New Year. Recently, a group of second grade students from Tongxin Primary School in Liangjiang New Area travel over 100 kilometers to look for “Nian” along the 6 CRT lines.
In 3 days, these pupils interview more than 200 pedestrians about “what is Nian” in many places along the CRT lines, including Coqikou Ancient Town, University Town, Chongqingbei Railway Station, No. 3 Terminal, Bijin Park, Shihuishi Market, Jiefangbei, Hongyadong and Chongqing Grand Theatre.
Before departure, these pupils are divided into several groups, and they are arranged to: interview at least one pedestrian about where is Nian at destinations, find 3 to 5 places with New Year atmosphere and photo them, write a study diary under the guidance of teacher. Finally, they need to complete a creative picture book Chongqing New Year in group.
In these children’s diaries, for university students in University Town, Nian means reunion; for the sanitation workers in the railway station, Nian means busier work; and for the elderly who pass the park to shop, Nian means a big meal in the Chinese New Year’s Eve.
Li Tingting, head teacher of Class 5, Grade Two, said that the journey to look for “Nian” is a special social practice, and also a lively local study. Chongqing rail transit in not only the visiting card of the city, but the proud of citizens. Looking for Nian excites these children. Travelling around Liangjiang New Area and main urban areas, children’s love for their hometown Chongqing arise spontaneously. (Translated by Zhou Shinan, Fathom Language Limited)