Mother warns of towering learning pressure
A mother in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, built a tower with about 10,000 books as a reminder to parents not to place too much learning pressure on their children.
Li Yuling, who runs a small cafe near a middle school where her son is a seventhgrader, spent more than a month building the tower next to a stairway to the second floor of the shop.
“My assistant and I made the tower with about 10,000 books, all secondhand teaching materials and learning guidance books,” Li said.
The tower is 6 meters tall and 2 meters in diameter and reaches from the ground floor to the ceiling of the second floor.
There is an arched door at bottom and holes interspersed in the middle for people to look inside the tower.
“I bought the books with more than 30,000 yuan ($4,337) from nearby secondhand book stores. I want to tell parents of kids studying in middle school not to put too much pressure on them with their studies,” she said.