SAR schools urged to provide lockers

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 October, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 October, 1999, 12:00am
 

The United States is not the only place where schoolbags have stirred controversy.


In Hong Kong, the weight of schoolbags has caused concern for years.


'Students should be encouraged to develop the habit of packing schoolbags every day and discouraged from bringing toys, magazines and unnecessary items to school,' Cheng Sai-man, principal curriculum planning offer for the Edu cation Department, said.


According to guidelines issued by the depart ment earlier this year, schools should arrange timetables so that students would not have to bring a lot of heavy books and accessories to school every day. It was suggested that schools provide lockers for students to store their things in and drinking water, so that students would not have to carry them from home.


The department also suggested that schools consider the weight of textbooks when choosing them and avoid using too many supplementary materials, such as workbooks and exercise books.


Share

 

Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

Related topics

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive