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Piano-shaped flowerbed spreads music across campus
鎮西鋼琴花台 樂聲飄揚

A solar-powered piano installation at Jhen Si Elementary School in Yunlin County last Wednesday.
這張上週三攝於雲林縣鎮西國小的照片,是一架結合太陽能設備的鋼琴花台。

Photo: Huang Shu-li, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者黃淑莉

Jhen Si Elementary School in Douliou Township, Yunlin County is the only elementary school in the county offering a music program. Not only has it enlivened its green and lush campus with a piece of piano-shaped installation art, it also now has a solar-powered piano that plays student recordings, surprising visitors whenever they pass by the piano.

In order to highlight the school’s distinguishing characteristic — music — Principal Chang Jui-e wants to create a music-oriented green campus by incorporating music to turn the campus into a space for art. Chang’s idea has received a lot of praise from students’ parents and local residents.

Chang said that the piano-shaped flowerbed looks very much like a real piano, which fools a good number of students’ parents and other people into believing that it is real. Only upon taking a closer look have they realized that it was a flowerbed. Based on the notion that “if there is a piano, then it should be played,” teachers at the school have used solar panels and sensors to make the “piano” play music automatically as people approach.

(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY LIN YA-TI)

雲林縣斗六市鎮西國小是全縣國小唯一設有音樂班的學校,不僅校園綠美化以鋼琴造型為主,校方還特別錄製學生彈奏的鋼琴樂曲,搭配太陽能設備,只要有人走過即播放,校園內琴聲飄揚令訪客驚奇。

為突顯學校音樂特色,鎮西國小校長張瑞娥以音樂為主軸進行校園綠美化,以各種音樂元素打造校園藝術空間,深獲家長及社區民眾肯定。

張瑞娥指出,鋼琴花台做得實在太像真的,不少家長與民眾被騙,走近一看才發現是花台。「既然有鋼琴那就讓它真的能演奏!」鎮西國小學校老師以太陽能板、感應器等設備,只要有人靠近就會自動播放音樂。

(自由時報記者黃淑莉)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. characteristic n.

特色 (te4 se4)

例: The white “v” on the chest is a characteristic of the Formosan Black Bear.

(台灣黑熊的特徵是胸前有白色的v字型斑紋。)

2. turn into v. phr.

變成 (bian4 cheng2)

例: Cinderella’s carriage turned into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight.

(灰姑娘的馬車在半夜整點一到,就變成一顆南瓜。)

3. fool v.

欺騙;愚弄 (qi1 pian4; yu2 nong4)

例: Everyone was fooled by the article we ran on April Fool’s day.

(每個人都被一篇在愚人節刊登的文章給騙了。)


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