Confucius Museum offers primary school history, culture classes
Students at Wuyutan Primary School learn to make handicrafts in classes given by employees of the Confucius Museum. [Photo/jnnews.tv]
Confucius Museum in Qufu, a county-level city in Jining, East China's Shandong province, has been giving classes about Chinese history and culture at the city's Wuyutan Primary School to promote Chinese culture, as well as to help students acquire more knowledge.
The museum has so far offered five classes, which usually take place on Friday afternoons and last 80 minutes. More than 200 students have taken these courses, making them among the most popular courses at the school.
The classes talk about topics like Chinese festivals, the 24 solar terms of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, cultural traditions, and historical relics. Employees of the museum will also teach students to make handicrafts.
On April 16, a class about Grain Rain, the last traditional solar term in the spring that starts on April 20 this year, was given at the school. Students were also taught how to make farming tools.
Wuyutan Primary School has set up 10 clubs, such as football, basketball, badminton, table tennis, drawing, and dancing clubs, to broaden students' horizons and enrich their extracurricular lives.