Students with disabilities learn to sing Việt Nam national anthem

These days, students at Nhân Ái School for Children with Disabilities in the southern Vietnamese province of Tiền Giang have practiced singing the national anthem with hand gestures in preparation for an important flag salutation ceremony next week.

The song will be performed during the school’s flag salutation ceremony on August 31 to mark two big occasions, including Việt Nam’s 70th National Day (September 2) and the opening of the 2015-16 academic year.

Teaching hearing-impaired students to learn by heart the national anthem’s lyrics and make correct hand gestures is a difficult, strenuous task as sometimes even able-bodied people still sing the song wrongly.

But this does not deter the teachers from exerting a lot of effort to instruct their students.

Besides teaching them the gestures, the teachers also explain the meaning of each word of the lyrics, which is believed to help students understand the national anthem easier.

Children are also taught how to hang the flag correctly, the meaning of a flag salutation ceremony, and the formalities during the salutation, according to Nguyễn Thị Sương, principal of the school.

National_Anthem_2The flag salutation ceremony which marked the first week of the 2015-16 academic year was held on August 24, 2015 at Nhân Ái School for Children with Disabilities in Tiền Giang

National_Anthem_3Teacher Nguyễn Thị Tú Anh instructs the students to sing the national anthem with deft hand gestures

National_Anthem_4Sister Nguyễn Thị Sương, principal of the school, teaches her students how to hang the flag correctly

National_Anthem_9The teacher listened to the national anthem and sang it with her hand gestures and the student who led the ceremony looked at her and imitated her gestures, while the rest followed him and did the same thing

National_Anthem_5A group of students are seen excitedly waiting for the upcoming flag salutation ceremony although they have just learned to sing it using sign language

National_Anthem_6Võ Thị Ngà, a homeroom teacher, instructs students to sing the national anthem based on a printed, visual list of hand gestures

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A series of hand gestures that mean “Learn to sing the national anthem” 

National_Anthem_8Quốc Khánh (L) and Minh Thành talk about their national anthem singing lesson using sign language

Source: Tuổi Trẻ News

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