Tens of thousands of children is Shanghai are receiving art training in their spare time. More than 450 spare-time schools are helping the children in music, dancing, painting and calligraphy. Shanghai Childrens Art School, which has 16 branches and over 6,000 pupils, is the biggest of all.
Parents send their children to different schools to their different interests. The children have learned a lot of new knowledge which cannot be learned from books.
Spare-time art schools are supported by many parents. This new kind of school will surely be run better and better.