Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace

Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) — After-school education centres of schoolchildren have been built in all parts of Korea.

There are about 150 schoolchildren’s palaces and halls.
The Pyongyang Schoolchildren’s Palace is the first extra-mural centre for children in Korea.
The palace situated in the central part of Pyongyang was built in September, Juche 52 (1963).
It consists of eight buildings including circle rooms, a theatre and gymnasium and has more than 500 rooms.
It can accommodate 10,000 schoolchildren a day.
There are more than 150 circles of different fields including latest science and technology, basic science, biochemistry, sports and art.
Over 12,000 education facilities including astronomical telescope, electronic microscopes and computers are being used for circle activities. Among them are over 1,600 pieces of 57 kinds of musical instruments.
More than 500 teachers are working there. Over 1,000 university teachers and others are invited there as extraofficial lecturers. Art circle activities are most brisk at the palace.
The President Kim Il Sung saw performances of its art circle members on over 50 occasions.
They were invited to 22 countries where they gave more than 620 art performances.
Circle members of the palace participated in the International Children’s Programming Contest, the International Children’s Art Exhibition and other international contests and games and were awarded gold and silver medals.
The palace has produced 86 honorary title winners including 45 doctors, masters, people’s actors and actresses, people’s athletes and people’s artistes.
Foreigners from 140 countries including party, state and government delegations have visited the palace.

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