Urumqi Economic and Technological Development Zone (Toutunhe district) started 25 traditional culture summer classes at its youth after-school activity center on July 2, attracting 300 children.
The summer classes aim to introduce and spread Chinese traditional culture through experience, sharing and communication, said Chen Yan, director of the Toutunhe youth after-school activity center.
Wang Haoxuan, a child participating in the Chinese tie-dye summer class, said he is interested in Chinese traditional culture, particularly the unique dyeing process. The experience has not only strengthened his practical ability but also imparted knowledge of traditional handicrafts.
In addition to Chinese tie-dye, the summer classes also include Chinese painting, Chinese zither, ceramic craft, Chinese paper-cutting and Go.
A nine-year-old child who has learned Peking Opera for four years gave a performance named Jing Yun and said he wanted to learn more about traditional culture through the classes.
Professional teachers will work with local communities to make curriculum plans according to their needs, making it convenient for children to learn Chinese traditional culture.
Toutunhe will also rely on a social practice base, community classrooms and other platforms to organize various educational activities with different themes. The children in the district can participate in the activities for free.
(Source: China Daily)