On April 30, 2022, the “Literary, History and Geography Quiz Competition” co-organized by the Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Science, Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola and the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau was successfully held at CDSJ5 school hall. Prof. ZHU Shoutong, Director of CCHC, and Dr. CHEANG Neng Ian, deputy director, came to watch the competition and served as judges.
Before the start of the competition, Principal WONG Kin Man of CDSJ5 had a cordial conversation with Prof. Zhu and Dr. Cheang. Prof. Zhu presented Principal WONG with souvenirs from CCHC, including the bound edition of the “Macao Teenager’s Newspaper” edited by centre and the centre’s flag, and took a group photo. Afterwards, Principal WONG also introduced the situation of CDSJ5 to the teachers of CCHC. CDSJ5 is a traditional Catholic school with a history of nearly 90 years. The school facilities are complete, the school spirit is rigorous, and the school discipline is strict. At the same time, it has the educational concept of balanced development in education based on the spirit of the Catholic doctrine of “faith, hope, and love”, and combined with the essence of traditional Chinese culture to help students in spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social, and aesthetics.
First, the participating students prayed with the teachers and students who watched the competition, and then Professor Zhu delivered a guest speech. Professor Zhu introduced the work of CCHC and expressed the hope to strengthen cooperation and exchanges with CDSJ5 to jointly build the Macao’s characteristic culture that “the Central Plains Culture is the mainstream, and the multiculturalism coexists”. At nine o’clock, the contest officially started. Six teams composed of high school freshmen and sophomore students entered the finals and started the final peak showdown. The competition is novel and diverse, divided into compulsory questions, situational questions and quick response questions. The topics of the competition across time and boundaries, which are rich and colorful, involving astronomy, geography, history, literature and other aspects. At the scene of the competition, each participating team showed strong on-the-spot reaction ability and rich knowledge reserve. The accuracy of the answers was extremely high, and it was hard to decide on the winner. In the end, the championship, runner-up and third runner-up were determined through extra play. President WONG, Professor Zhu and other guests presented awards to the winning teams.
In his speech, Principal WONG thanked CCHC for its strong support for this event, and affirmed the significance of this event in promoting Chinese history and culture. The event achieved results that exceeded expectations and was a complete success.
Through this activity, the teachers and students of CDSJ5 have gained a lot. This competition not only aroused the students’ enthusiasm for learning and stimulated their interest in knowledge of literature, history and geography, but also allowed them to better understand their hometown, motherland and the whole world in a subtle way, so as to laid a solid foundation to truly become high-quality talents that loves Macao and the country in an all-round way.
Prof. ZHU presented souvenirs to Principal WONG
Teachers and students prayed before the competition
Prof. ZHU Shoutong gave a speech
Principal WONG gave a speech
Group photo of Prof. ZHU, Principal WONG, other judges and award-winning students