Last week, our class participated in an extracurricular activity on paper culture, which was really an unforgettable experience.
On Monday morning, some classmates and I noticed an announcement on the school bulletin board, saying an activity on paper culture would be held in the Capital Museum. Attracted by it, we signed up without any hesitation.
The activity started on Friday with a visit to the exhibition in the museum. Following the guide, we learned about the origin and development of paper and the detailed process of papermaking. What especially impressed us was how paper contributed to the preservation and spread of human civilization.
After that, we had some hands-on experience in making paper handicrafts. Divided into different groups, we learned with great enthusiasm. With the help of a master working there, the group of boys managed to create some paper cuts and lanterns while the girls tried different folding patterns, such as hearts, stars and birds. Not until then did we fully realize that paper can be made into so many objects in our life, either decorative or functional.
Before we left, we took a group photo to record the day. With the little pieces of work in our hands, we smiled heartily to the camera. At that moment, I came to know that the wisdom of our ancestors shown in paper culture should definitely be honored, recorded and passed down.