A Brief Introduction of Beijing Fengtai Children’s Palace & Youngster’s Activity Center
Established in 1958, Beijing Fengtai Children’s Palace & Youngster’s Activity Center(“the Center” for short) covers a land area of 28000 square meters with over 120 specialized classrooms, a multi-function hall, a sound-recording studio, a youngster theatre, a children’s library and a hall of science and technology. It is one of the biggest and most comprehensive extracurricular activity centers for children and teenagers in Beijing City.
The Center has staffed with excellent faculty, consisting of 467 full-time and part-time teachers, among whom there are 52 master degree holders, 3 teachers with city-level honor, 14 with district-level honor, and 3 academic leader of district level. Seven departments encompass more than 60 specialties covering art, science and sports. Currently it has an enrollment of about 16000 students following regular training programs which covers up to 500 interest-oriented courses. Furthermore , it is not only the training center of art, science and sports, but also the research center of after-school education.
Under the direction of gearing education to the needs of schools ,society at large and children’s all around development, the Center with educational reform as a driving force and guided by research-oriented programs, has laid stress on raising qualities of faculty members. By developing distinctive after-school programs, the Center is aimed at creating favorable environment for children’s sound development and has therefore made remarkable achievements due to the awareness of seizing opportunity and meeting challenges, stepping up reforms in the spirit of innovation, keeping forging ahead and committing ourselves to excellence.
The Center’s “Beijing Little Star Art Troupe” has been honorably conferred as the “Sunny Youth Art Group” by Beijing Municipal Education Commission. Representing the highest level of art education in Beijing city, the Little Star Art Troupe, as a cultural ambassador, has so far visited over 40 countries, which include but not limited to Austria, U.K. Germany, France, Australia, Japan, India and etc, for cultural exchange activities. The work of art painted by students from Center’s Art Painting Department has been honorably selected for the historic mission of China’s Shenzhou VII spacecraft to go to the space.
The Center , serving as a medium for civic culture, has been awarded “National Advanced Educational Group” by Ministry of Education, “Advanced Collective of Teachers’ Professional Ethics” by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and it is also the member of Chinese Club for UNESCO.