The People’s Open-air Ice Rink and the Munsu Water Park, located on the bank of the Taedong River, are now crowed with schoolchildren enjoying winter vacation.
At the ice rink schoolchildren are striving to acquire the basics and various technical movements for skating.
And at the Munsu Water Park, they cultivate their abilities, playing various physical exercises like swimming, rock-climbing, trampoline and badminton.
In the DPRK, schoolchildren’s routine for winter vacation has changed this year.
All the schoolchildren are to spend the vacation on their own schedules and hobbies, breaking the previous usage with main stress on homework.
During the vacation, they are striving to gain many-sided knowledge, cultivate their artistic talents and build up their physical strength at extracurricular education bases and gymnasiums.
And schools are operating math, rhythm, vocal music, piano, football, basketball, field and track, ssirum (Korean wrestling), art of narration, drawing, and other hobby groups for pupils.
Meanwhile, beauty and historical spots and cultural recreation centers across the country like the Masikryong Ski Resort and the Yangdok Hot Spring Resort are now crowded with schoolchildren enjoying the vacation.