Ancient pawnshop, old herbal medicine store, ancient historical plaques, ancient beautifully carved corbels …. these ancient settings and objects in the Six Arts Museum were written into a fabulous murder mystery game script recently enjoyed by UWC Changshu students, who came to the museum to expand their perspective on culture and heritage.
Founded in 2015 as the first UWC in the mainland of China and the 15th in the world, UWC Changshu China offers a challenging and transformative educational experience in a multicultural environment.
The students of UWC Changshu chose to step out of the classroom and visit the Six Arts Museum where they were given an opportunity to act in their own murder mystery surrounded by traditional artifacts. Their aim was to learn about and spread traditional culture through innovative modern and youthful means.
After enjoying a delightful lunch at the Six Arts Banquet Hall, the murder mystery session officially began in the afternoon. Based on the earlier preparation and study of the script and screenplay, the students divided into multiple groups and took turns eloquently performing the script.
The students of UWC Changshu aimed to create a brand new cultural experience by combining traditional artifacts with murder mystery games. Through this fusion, they were recognizing and honoring the preservation and inheritance of traditional culture from a fresh perspective.
This aligns perfectly with the founding philosophy of the Six Arts Museum. The museum showcases traditional artifacts using modern colorful and innovative exhibition methods, aiming to engage more young people in embracing traditional culture. We trust that these lively high school students will undoubtedly continue to excel in all their endeavors.
Thanks to UWC Changshu for providing us with some of the photos.