The Hanoitimes - Hanoi will introduce the two local heritage sites, the Thang Long imperial citadel and the Co Loa citadel relic, in the curriculum of the capital’s schools.
The signing ceremony of cooperation agreement to this effect took place between the Hanoi Education and Training Department and the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center on September 19.
At the signing ceremony, Director of the Hanoi Education and Training Department Chu Xuan Dung affirmed that the move aims at nurturing children’s interest in history in general and local history in particular, and encouraging them to discover the heritages in the city.
Bac Mon - one of the remaining gates of the Thang Long imperial citadel. Photo: Nhat Anh
Under the agreement, Hanoi schools will coordinate with the preservation board to organize tours to the Thang Long imperial citadel during the school year as an extracurriculum activity.
The Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center has designed various learning programs to match different age groups and school levels. Besides thematic tours and exchanges with historians, the programs allow students to try making traditional handicraft such as making paper fans, decorating pottery, printing folk paintings.
Every year, the center will coordinate with the Hanoi Department of Education and Training to review the cooperation program, collect feedback from teachers and students to improve the program’s quality.
In addition, more than 18,000 children have experienced the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival and Vietnamese Tet holiday at the Thang Long imperial citadel, tens of thousands of students have visited the heritage site.
Right after the signing ceremony, the program of Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 was opened at the Thang Long imperial citadel with many useful activities, aiming to educate students on Vietnamese traditions.