In the past, going back to school was a requirement. Now, going back to school is a kind of spirit. With the decline of forestry, Taipingshan Elementary School has been abolished for nearly 40 years. The program “Homecoming” is an attempt to gather together old alumni who have not seen each other for a long time and to continue the old memories of the Taipingshan Forest Farm.
Taipingshan Forest Farm began logging in 1915 and continued throughout Japanese colonial rule and the end of the Second World War up to the present day. It can be said that Taipingshan Forest Farm amounts to a concise history of Taiwanese forestry. However, everything that Taipingshan Forest Farm used to have has been disappearing in the torrent of the times.
Many years after the closure of the Taipingshan Forest Farm, we searched for the memories of the children of Taiping Mountain and reunited the alumni of Taipingshan Elementary School. In order to revive the unforgettable memories of these elders of the forest farm, we organized a day for them to go back to the school after nearly 40 years. This is the program “Homecoming”