CyberFair Project ID: 8072

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Huagan
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: school
    Chengdu, Sichuan, China

3 students, ages 13-14 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 9, 2016. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2013,2015,

Classes and Teachers: Zhao weixiong

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Our school is located in Sanyi community Fuxing town Pujiang CountySichuan Province, by bus from the new South Gate bus station in Chengdu, via Chengya highway, about 40 minutes, get off at Shouan, where is about 20 kilometers to the south. The school is located between Dawumian mount and xiaowumian mount, where closes with clinical River, about 20 km to Pujiang County, the export of Cheng Wen Qiong lai highway is only 15 km away from my school. My hometown is also rich in natural resources, especially kiwi and sturgeon.

2. Summary of Our Project

Pujiang, located in the East of Eden - the southwest of Chengdu, where is the gateway to the southwest of Chengdu, the important way of Sichuan and Tibet, transportation hub and distribution center for supplies. Pujiang is a national ecological demonstration zones, where enjoys the reputation of 'Garden of Chengdu and green Pujiang'. There are variety of folk custom culture in Pujiang, including Playing Huagan, Yamei Lantern, Lion dance and Drum dance. Folk cultures not only have a rich community life, but also promote the construction of spiritual civilization.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Our school has a broadband LAN, there are two computer rooms, which can meet 100 students using at the same time, there are as well as a 12 computer workshop of West Side Story, even though the internet speed is slow, we are very happy. Sometimes students also go to other places to write, including home of teacher and the teacher's office.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

At first, the schedule is tight; the students get up 6:50 every morning and take a break after 21 o'clock in the winter. So they have to finish the work in the meal time, and sometimes they will come to school to complete it in weekend. Nowadays, the art of playing huagan in Fuxing Township will fail to be handed down from past generations, and the people who knew it before have been dead, there is a little people know it. So you have to ask the elder if you wanna understand, the students asked the families at first, then to find the people who may know. Fortunately, the students found two elderly who can paly huagan. We knew a lot about huagan from them, and we also know that Fuxing township government has listed huagan as the traditional culture of Fu Xing town to develop. Data collection: The topic of our choice is Playing Huagan this year. Although nobody quite understand what Huagan is, we finally found 2 people knowing how to play Huagan. We can usually get some information through interviewing, but they are away from Fuxing a lot. So we had to take every chance to visit them on doing research for our project.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

In this Cyberfair project we learned many things, such as making webpages, researching on data, finding interview subjects, and discovering strong local awareness. Through the activity, we understand huagan is also a kind of folk art treasures in our country, it is a symbol of a long history of Chinese culture with distinctive national style and folk characteristics, at the same time, folk culture has penetrated into all aspects of our lives: such as leisure, entertainment, physical health of Hugh, music, dance, folk, and so on, around the annual cultural festival is in full swing, not only enrich the cultural atmosphere, but also promote the construction of spiritual civilization and enrich the lives of the residents of the community.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

The course on information technology in our school, teachers focus on developing image processing, text editing, and camera training techniques of students. Through various activities to teach students to use the camera, editing text and pictures, upload all kinds of information through the QQ group which is created by western story to study with each other.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

In this year’s Cyberfair, we used telephone, digital camera, U disk, computer and internet? Telephone: contacting and Call to make appointment time with the respondents. Computer: Content editing and website making Digital camera: Photos for interview and relevant information U disk: For data storage and upload/download Iphonto Express: Image production and touching up (including photos) Internet Explorer : Searching for information online and Internet communication

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

That involved our activity allowed the people in Community can go for further information of our school, Town and talent company. By interviewing them, the people knew that we are also concerned local couture and the home. Concerning 'Huagan', in fact, is to concern the local culture and local economic development.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

School teachers, students, community residents, including many people we interviewed had browsed the website we made. They gave a good evaluation for us when they knew our website “Jiulong Temple” won a prize in CyberFair. We hope that we can publicize our hometown through the network, so that more people understand our hometown. We are proud, because we establish a good image for the school. After our web site 'Huagan' was showed on the Internet, I believe there will be a lot of people see, through our website, they will be know Pujiang and Fuxing deeply, there will be more and more people come here, on one day, there should be more people come to Pujiang to discuss the tourismproject, then our study can contribute to economic development of Fuxing, bringing a happy life for the people of our hometown.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Fuxinag Township’s folk artists had offered a lot of help to us, they offered a lot information about Huagan for us, and the impact of the 'Playing Huagan' on the local cultural development, of course, digital cameras are also important.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

Through our visit, we found that the folk art performance was a nice hobby for villagers, especially the aged in village. They involved in a complete recreational event beneficial to the health of the body and the mind by communicating with each other, having peace of mind, and building fitness. Playing Huagan is a recreational activity on the art and health. It has played a great role in promoting the local development. But we know a little about it, web production levels can not be carried out to better publicize our hometown.


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