Local Elementary School Publishes Its Own CalendarA local elementary school has published its own calendar with information on the school and school events.
Teachers at Hansan Elementary, located in northern Seoul, worked on the calendar and distributed it to their students. This is a first for an elementary school to produce a calendar, with students and parents usually finding out events by word of mouth or not at all. Titled "My Proud School," the calendar year begins with May not January and ends on February 2001 which follows the local school year. The calendar indicates school events and scheduled activities that students need to know including planned field trips.
The response by students to the calendar was surprising with some 2,000 copies snapped up within a few moments of release.
But the project went through some difficulties. First, the school management committee was against the idea due to the large amount of money needed (6.5 million won or $5,813). Second, acquiring dates for events and trips which were not as yet fixed could have made making the calendar difficult. With six teachers, the principle and vice- principle of Hansan, they researched the Internet and newspapers and after numerous drafts, the calendar was finally ready for the printers in February.
Choi Kak-kyong, the principle of the school, said that the calendar "will help inform and coordinate the school and the student body and hopefully offer insights into how the school goes about its business."
by Yun Chang-hee