Songjiang’s Sijing No.2 Primary School and Xiaokunshan Primary School have won the title of National Cultural and Art Heritage Middle and Primary Schools, according to a list published by the Ministry of Education recently.
The two schools are honored due to their teaching in dough figurine and Shanghai-styled paper-cutting respectively.
Sijing No.2 Primary School has introduced dough figurine lessons for two decades. A course system has been developed for children to better understand the folk art.
Xiaokunshan School has combined paper-cutting with other course learning as well as encouraged students to be creative. Their artworks have won a number of awards in the city-level paper-cutting competitions.