Date: Jan 06, 2016
From writing “Dreamseeker” with correction fluid on them to dressing them up
with a variety of ornaments, in the past many students have given a lot of thought to their schoolbags. Pingtung’s Laiyi Senior High School discovered that its students often wear their schoolbags in reverse. In order to engender a sense of pride in the students when they wear their schoolbags, Principal Chien Chih-ming teamed up with Aboriginal artist Chiu Wen-hsiung to design a new schoolbag, which has a black background and features earthenware pots and pit vipers, symbols of Paiwan culture. This new schoolbag, which is rich in “Aboriginality,” is due to be launched this year.
“Schoolbags with a blue background and white characters on them are really dull,” opine the students. The old bags have big characters showing the school name, which look pretty grotesque in the eyes of many students, and that is why they have worn them in reverse. On the other hand, the newly designed bags have Aboriginal totems, which look very stylish to the students, and look much better than the old bags. [FULL STORY]