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What were your schools and schooling like as a child?

Post Last Edit by jamesgong at 10-9-2012 15:07

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3,000 Schoolchildren in Macheng of Hubei Bring Their Own Desks to School
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September 1, parents in Shunhe town of Macheng City in Hubei province are preparing for their children’s first day of school, and the most important thing is to bring desks to the school. At present, there are over 5,000 students in the entirety of Shunhe town. Before the beginning of the new semester, about 2,000 new desks were distributed to a Project Hope elementary school in the town and the town center school, which means there are over 3,000 children who have to bring their own desks to school as their elder generations did. This picture is of Lu Siling’s mother has tied their own desk to their scooter, while she stands watch beside it.

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Lu Siling’s mother is riding the scooter, carrying her daughter and the desk, heading to the school which is 2.4 kilometers away.

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Wang Ziqi’s grandmother is carrying the desk on her shoulders while Wang Ziqi’s elder sister is carrying a backpack and a stool to send him to school. Although the straight-line distance is only a little more than 100 meters, the grandmother is already out of breath from the weight of the desk.

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First day of school, 5-year-old girl Wang Xiulian refusing to enter the classroom no matter what.

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In the classroom, teacher Xiang Mingxiu is telling several registered children about safety rules. Below the platform, the varying heights of the”desks and chairs” look particularly incongruous.

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The schoolyard of Hubei Nangang Village elementary school.





What do you think? What were your schools and schooling like as a child?

Nuclear air raid drills were part of everyday life for American schoolchildren in the late 1940s and early '50s. Children were taught to "duck and cover" under their desks and were also herded into school basements for periodic air raid drills.
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