Da Nang to launch free school libraries hinh anh 1A primary schooler in a painting contest (Source: VNA)
Da Nang (VNA) - The central city of Da Nang’s education and training department will launch free open-air libraries at 102 primary schools for all students and local residents next month.

Department director Nguyen Dinh Vinh made the announcement at a press conference on free reading programme at schools.

The department will offer free reading, gymnastics and martial arts training at all primary schools as a pilot project this summer (between June and August).

“We aim to open doors of all schools to local residents: adults, students and kids. There will be a free library, gym arena and play-ground, creating a more healthy entertainment space for people and children,” Vinh said.

“I hoped that the project would lure more kids and residents to school for free reading as a favourite habit and life-skill training sessions at schools.”

As scheduled, the department in cooperation with DHC Group will also launch field trip study course at the city’s Hot Spring Park in Hoa Vang District.

The course, which will be organised from late November to next March, will offer free trips for over 8,000 students and teachers from 155 primary and junior secondary schools in the city.

Students will join painting and writing camp contests on topics of environment and clean water protection at the park during a five-month course.

It’s the first ever field trip study that the department has organised for primary and junior schools’ students.

The city also debuted a first public book park for the community in Son Tra peninsula under sponsorship from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Earlier, the Dong A College in the city also launched an open-air library for students and the community.

Da Nang also plans to design a book street to boost the reading habit among young people.-VNA