Along with the golden Osmanthus fragrance,I can’t help but ask where the autumn wind flows?I’m willing to invite you together to visit SUIS Qingpu.
When the first light of dawn enters the campus, you will definitely notice a difference from the past: wandering in the aisle is like walking through a bright “lantern forest”; while walking and looking around, you will find yourself engaged in a “Han Cultural City”. The air is not only filled with the fragrance of golden Osmanthus, but also a mixture of a strong “Mid-Autumn Festival” and “Chinese cultural flavor”. SUIS Qingpu’s Mid-Autumn Festival and ceremony of Han culture launches now, September 29!
“Reciting for the Moon” in Hanfu
The students, dressed in Han costumes, strolled in the aisles, guessing the idioms in the “Lantern Forest”, reciting the verses related to Mid-Autumn Festival; some of them sitting in the classroom, waving their heads and reciting Tang poems and Song Ci related to the Mid-Autumn Festival version of the modern “San Zi Jing”, trying to interpret Mid-Autumn-related idiomatic stories with joy.
Middle school students dressed in Han clothing came to the theater to participate in the first SUIS Qingpu Mid-Autumn Festival Poetry Competition. Many people appreciated the poetry and students showed their talents. Engaging activities connected students with a variety of poetry, drawing from the classics the power of “Fengpeng flying high in Ninety Thousand Miles of the heaven”, comprehending the tenacity of “being poor but strong and never falling into the sky”, learning about the open-mind and peace from “going back home no matter with storm or sunshine”.
Fantastic ideas and “the Moon”
When they hold the pen, children have become bookworms.
Despite the young age of Grade 1 of our elementary school, they are not weak in learning Chinese culture. After learning to write Chinese characters related to the Mid-Autumn Festival, they decorated the “Chinese bookmarks” using pompoms, tassels, clay, sequins, seeds and their favorite Chinese characters.
The second grade focused on the theme of cultural idioms related to “the moon”, as Chinese proverb states “Practicing pencil characters for a year, and showing up at present.” When the beautiful expressions and neat handwriting leaped on the paper, such as “beautiful flowers and full moon”, ” bright moon in the sky”, and “Stars and moons shining together”, the children saw a sincere blessing.
What are the little brothers and sisters in third, fourth, and fifth grade doing? Through the bright glass of the classroom, we can find that they are extremely focused and conscientious, writing down the Mid-Autumn-related poems stroke by stroke. The third grade puts the “masterpiece” into the handmade “paper mooncake”; the fourth grade leaves the “verses” on the paper plate with the accompany of the moon, laurel, and jade rabbit, and the “moon plate”, showing the universe ; The fifth grade has made a Mid-Autumn Festival poem and painted the flower of wisdom onto an exquisite bookmark!
Holding hands warmly to send “blessings”
After lunch, laughter and cheers came from the pupils’ classrooms. As it turned out it was the older brothers and sisters who brought the “books and moon” works they made with heart in Chinese culture class. On this special day, the “moon” is delivered to the younger siblings. No, it’s the gift of “blessings”! Because this is not only a gift, but also the warmth of “big hands holding small hands, we are one family”.
Come on! Let’s pose for a photograph to record this joy.
Come and enjoy “Yue”
The activities on campus have always been the appetite of the students. The children freely shuttle among the classrooms and the shared halls, to throw arrows to pots, loops, do idiom solitaire, Luban locks, math riddles, and wishing walls… The unique Chinese classical games, show us the wisdom of the ancients and the passion of the Mid-Autumn Festival reunion.
Multi-practice to taste “Yue”
During the Mid-Autumn Festival, the most favourable event is to eat moon cakes! However, for us, the happiest thing is to make mooncakes by ourselves!
Learning to make mooncakes, we are serious chefs! Knead and knead the dough softly, add the sweet filling, meticulously wrap the filling within the dough, and press out the shape with a mold.
After taking a few bites, the students will tell you what we taste is not moon cakes, but self-sufficient joy!
September 29 is a special day, which is not just for the year 2020. Yearly, on the eve of Mid-Autumn Festival, SUIS QP students will celebrate this meaningful cultural festival and the Han Culture Festival, which will last a long time for us!
zhōng qiū kuài lè
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Happy Mid Autumn Festival!