Over 1,000 Nanjing students complete history, peace courses before studying abroad
Students learn about history at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. [Photo/19371213.com.cn]
A total of 1,115 students who are going to study abroad from 19 schools in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province have completed courses on history and peace at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders as of June 25.
The courses are sponsored by the memorial hall and the Nanjing education bureau to encourage students to spread the message of peace around the world.
From June 23 to 25, nearly 200 students from Nanjing Foreign Language School Sino-Canada International High School, Experimental School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University, and Basis International School Nanjing gathered at the memorial hall to learn history and to understand the true meaning of peace.
Teacher and student representatives rang the peace bell, visited exhibitions, as well as offered chrysanthemums to the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.
Yang Luyi, a teacher from Nanjing Mochou Vocational School, told students not to forget about the history and the efforts that people made to pursue peace at the time.
Zhuang Ziyi, a student at Nanjing Foreign Language School Sino-Canada International High School, said that students should draw lessons from history, cherish peace, and treasure their comfortable lives.
D.K. is from South Korea and studies at Basis International School Nanjing. [Photo/19371213.com.cn]
D.K, a student from South Korea who has been in China for three years and currently studies at Basis International School Nanjing, said that the courses gave him a real sense of history and will inspire him to make greater efforts to ensure that such a war crime will not happen again.
Zhang Jianjun, curator of the memorial hall, expressed hopes that students could have a right perspective of history, do more for the benefit of humankind, as well as for people-to-people exchanges.