From March 16 to 17, the “new six arts” excellent traditional culture series courses of the national primary and secondary school students’ research and study education base of Confucius Academy officially started in the Palace of Learning Six Arts of Guiyang Confucius Academy. Nearly 100 primary school students aged from six to ten learned chanting and calligraphy in Confucius Academy to experience the beauty of traditional culture.
The series of courses include children’s chanting class on Saturday morning and children’s calligraphy class on Sunday morning. The former teaches children traditional reading methods with classical poems to cultivate children’s interest in reading classics. And the latter teaches children the basics of calligraphy to develop their willpower and artistic aesthetics.
At the classes, the children read and wrote word by word by following the teacher. Many parents also read and studied at the classes. The parents of student Li Jialin said: “I didn’t expect Confucius Academy to be such a sound place to learn excellent traditional culture. Not only the children have benefited from it, the parents also learned a lot.”
The person in charge of the research and study education base of Confucius Academy said that the research and study practice course is not merely a simple tourism activity. The teachers carefully design teaching plans by making full use of Confucius Academy’s human and natural resources to put efforts in inheriting excellent traditional culture so that children can have real experience and gain.
According to the briefing, on October 11, 2018, Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy was rated as “National Research and Study Practice Education Base for Primary and Secondary School Students”. As a research and study practice education base to promote and eulogize traditional culture, Confucius Academy will continue to offer relevant courses from six aspects, namely “music, chess, calligraphy, painting, poetry and rites”.