Schools organize events to ring in the new year

Local schools organized all kinds of organizations to ring out the old year and ring in the new.
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A woman takes photo at an exhibition of posters designed by students of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.

Local schools organized all kinds of organizations to ring out the old year and ring in the new.

The Luwan No.1 Central Primary School in Huangpu District was decorated as traditional Shanghai neighborhoods, shops and amusement parks on Friday, enabling students and teachers to experience how Shanghai people celebrate new years in the past.

They not only had popular food, such as cotton candy, melon seeds and baked potatoes, but also enjoyed traditional entertainment activities, including Chinese shadow puppetry and peep show. 

It is the 15th year for the school to organize such event to help students experience traditional Chinese culture.

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Students at Luwan No.1 Central Primary School line up in front of the cotton candy stall on Friday when the school organized traditional activities to celebrate the coming of the new year.

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Students pose for photo in the traditional "wedding room" at Luwan No.1 Central Primary School on Friday.

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Students watch Chinese shadow puppetry at Luwan No.1 Central Primary School on Friday.

The Zhabei No.3 Central Primary School in Jing’an District brought all its students and teachers to a local mall to stage a charity bazaar on Friday.

Students, parents and teachers offered their dolls and handmade products and raised more than 35,000 yuan (US$5,379) in total. All the money will be donated to veterans.

You Rui, principal of the school, said she wished the students could remember the contributions of the veterans had made to build up the happy life they live now.

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The Zhabei No.3 Central Primary School organize a charity bazaar on Friday to raise money for veterans.

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Two students from Zhabei No.3 Central Primary School sell toys and stationery at the charity bazaar.

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A teacher sells cookies and candies at the charity bazaar.

The Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts launched an art carnival on Wednesday. Each building in the university became a gallery to display creative designs by students and teachers, such as 300 dogs and fashion shows. Some of the exhibitions will last until the end of January.

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The campus of the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts is decorated with the Chinese characters guo nian, which means ringing out the old year and ringing in the new one.

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Three hundred dog sculptures made by students at the university are on display.

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A woman at an exhibition in the university.


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