Dusty and worn-out grounds have all been replaced by brand new volleyball courts and football fields. There, children are taking part in various sports, with big smile on their faces. Such changes are taking place in a number of primary schools of rural areas from Guangdong.
In June 2022, the Department of Education of Guangdong Province released policies to improve the construction of sports facilities in rural primary schools. The department also spent 15 million RMB to support Yunfu, a city in western Guangdong, for this project. This year, Heyuan, a city in northeastern Guangdong, has invested 20 million RMB in improving sports grounds in 36 rural primary schools. Presently, upgraded and renewed sports grounds and facilities can be seen in about 70 primary schools from the two cities.
Before & after renovation of a sports ground in the Second Primary School in Dengta Town, Heyuan.
Before & after renovation of a sports ground in the Second Center Primary School in Liudu Town, Yunan District, Yunfu City.
Before & after renovation of a sports ground in the Second Center Primary School in Zhenan Town, Yunan District, Yunfu City.
This year, sports facilities such as ping pong tables, badminton courts and fitness equipment have been added to some schools. The renovation enabled schools to hold sports events. With these changes, students are more enthusiastic to participate in sports.
The upgrade has also received support from local villagers. Some schools have opened their sports grounds and facilities to villagers, welcoming them to participate in sports as well.
Before & after renovation of a sports field in Zhongzhi School, Yunfu City.
Before & after renovation of a sports field in Shilong School, Yunfu City.
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Editor: Wing, Nan, Monica, Jerry