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Children’s Day activities feature ‘red elements’ to mark the 100th anniversary of CPC founding
Published: May 30, 2021 06:12 PM
Boys bellycrawl during an activity to mark Children's  Day at a kindergarten in Xiaxian, Shanxi. Photo: IC

Boys bellycrawl during an activity to mark Children's Day at a kindergarten in Xiaxian, Shanxi on May 25. Photo: IC

June 1 marks International Children's Day. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), "red" elements related to the history of the Party have been combined into some of the Children's Day celebrations and activities in China, encouraging children to learn about the spirit of the pioneers.

Children and parents together in Taizhou, East China's Jiangsu Province on Saturday joined a military sports meet to mark the Children's Day. Dressed in military costumes, they completed different challenges. The activities aim to allow children to understand the history of the Party over the century.

At a kindergarten in Xiaxian county, North China's Shanxi Province, children completed challenges in a sports game on May 25 featuring famous stories of the Red Army, such as the belly crawl and the delivery of military rations, so that the children could learn and fully appreciate the hard-working spirit of the Red Army.

In Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, some young pioneers used AI technology to learn the history of the CPC. They participated in educational activities such as a general knowledge contest about the CPC's history. More than 300 children reviewed some of the classic red songs. 

They were also introduced to stories behind remarkable venues, antiques, and characters of the revolutionary time and listened to heroes' memories about their struggle and undying dedication.

On Saturday, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio hosted an activity, inviting young students to watch Heroes of the Eighth Road, an old film about the revolutionary period. The movie is a black and white film made in the 1960s. The film tells the story of five young pioneers reconnecting a phone line that was broken by enemy fire.

The anthem of the Young Pioneers of China, "We are the successors to Communism," was taken from this film.

Right before the Children's Day, many young students joined the Young Pioneers through ceremonies and proudly put on red scarfs, the symbol of the organization.

The Young Pioneers of China is an organization of children in China. It is directly led by the Communist Youth League of China. 

Children and parents cooperate in a military-themed sports game in Taizhou. Photo: IC

Children and parents cooperate in a military-themed sports game in Taizhou on Saturday. Photo: IC

A girl in Red Army uniform takes part in an event to celebrate the Children's Day and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Photo: IC

A girl in Red Army uniform takes part in an event to celebrate the Children's Day and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China on Friday in Zunyi, Southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: IC

Children and parents participate in a military-themed sports game in Taizhou, Zhejiang on Saturday. Photo: IC

Children and parents participate in a military-themed sports game in Taizhou, Zhejiang on Saturday. Photo: IC

Young students join the Young Pioneers of China ahead of Children's Day on May 27 in Tongling, Central China's Anhui. Photo: IC

Young students join the Young Pioneers of China ahead of Children's Day on May 27 in Tongling, Central China's Anhui. Photo: IC



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