■Text by Reporter Li Ying
A few days ago, the June 1 Tour activity organized by springtour.com was held under the sponsorship of Jing'an District Tourism Service Center and with the support of Jing'an District Cultural Center, the Museum of Cultural Relics and Historical Materials in Jing'an District, and Cai Yuanpei's Former Residence Exhibition Gallery.
The theme of this June 1 Tour was: Accompany Children Reading in Jing'an. The activity linked up the red scenic spots, cultural venues and old lanes in Jing'an, produced Jing'an Tour Map in the form of tour on the occasion of International Children's Day on June 1, and guided parents to lead their children to visit celebrity residences, historic buildings, art exhibitions, etc. Relevant person in charge of the activity said that the purpose of this activity was to enable children to tap into the cultural connotations of tourism through micro-travel, understand the culture and spirit of the city, and harvest a special June 1 cultural experience.
The whole course of the Tour was about 4 kilometers. There were five major venues for the activity, including Time Hall, Tradition Hall, Treasure Search Hall, Celebrity Hall and Luck Hall. The Tour started from Jing'an District Tourism Service Center, then went through Jing'an Temple, Jing'an Park, China Welfare Institute Children's Palace, Jing'an District Cultural Center, Shanzhongli and Cai Yuanpei's Former Residence, and finally returned to the District Tourism Service Center. This year's Children's Day coincided with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Shanghai and the founding of New China. A special wish activity themed "Paying Tribute to My Country, Expressing My Love to My Motherland" was held to let children write down their wishes for our motherland and hang them on the tree of wishes.
In Jing'an Park, through the interaction of environmental protection games, the June 1 Tour enabled children to pay attention to garbage classification and develop good habits of garbage classification, and guided parents to cultivate their children's awareness of environmental protection. In the activity in the Tradition Hall - Jing'an District Cultural Center, the artist Lei Zheng was invited to lead the children to "Feelings in the Regions South of the Yangtze River - Lei Zheng Art Exhibition" to show the children Shikumen culture from the artist's unique perspective.
During the visit to the Celebrity Hall - Cai Yuanpei's Former Residence, an explanatory version suitable for children was specially arranged, so that parents and children participating in the activity could understand the stories behind these scenic spots. Through group photos of the Treasure Search Hall - Shanzhongli Characteristic Wall, the children entered the old time of Jing'an a hundred years ago and learned about the stories and celebrities of the old lane in Shanghai in nearly a hundred years.
In addition, through the interaction of parent-child games in the Time Hall and the Luck Hall, the activity also provided a meaningful and happy children's day for the children participating in the activity. A lucky draw was awarded once all the marks were collected. The luckiest family won the biggest prize of the day, a set of round-trip tickets to Bangkok, Thailand, provided by Spring Airlines.