Creative Children's Day celebrations
This year's Children's Day was a little different for pupils in a number of schools that tried to free children from the tradition of "rehearsing and performing programs." These schools organized children to play various traditional childhood games. At Dadongmen Elementary School in Wuchang, for instance, the "hoop rolling" game, which was one of the fond memories of their parents' childhoods, brought back the same old enjoyment. In Sanjiaolu Elementary School, the teachers, students and parents all went to school in costumes of different dynasties in China and played the games popular during Dragon Boat Festival in ancient China, including archery, land dragon boating, driving the chariots of Chu State, cuju or ball-kicking, and arrow throwing.
As a school that features football education, Decai Elementary School in Hanyang District carried out activities with a World Cup theme. Students from 32 classes represented 32 World Cup teams, wearing their national costumes and team uniforms as a way to cheer on and support the teams. Weiming School's Sound of Wild Goose orchestra staged a concert with the Wuhan Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and played eight pieces of music, including "Nechledil Marsch aus der Operette 'Wiener Frauen'," "The Lion King," and "Jasmine Flower." Two kindergartens, including Baoxie No.1 Central Kindergarten and the Hanyang Rose No.2 Kindergarten, held "Water-Sprinkling Festival."