Two school pupils who jogged on the vehicle-only Island Eastern Corridor for their long-distance running practice three weeks ago said they were directed to go there. The boys, both 16, who were told by their Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School teacher to practise long-distance running from Siu Sai Wan, said they went up to the highway only after following instructions from a pedestrian. The Education Bureau said the Sham Shui Po district school development section had studied the case, saying the school would look into the teacher's instructions and provide counselling to the students. The bureau said it would assist the school in monitoring road training by students. Police said the boys were found jogging on the highway near Taikoo Shing on January 9 at 6.40pm. The duo could not present any identification. They were Form Four students who belonged to their school's athletic team. They were released soon afterwards. Principal Chu Fu-yau said they had finished training at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground and on the instructions of their teacher, surnamed Cheung, set off on some long-distance training. The teacher instructed the boys to run to the North Point ferry, take the ferry across the harbour and finish running to their school. He said that the students had asked for directions from a fellow jogger in the street, who told them to use the Island Eastern Corridor as it would be the quickest way, he said. 'The students were unfamiliar with road signs, and once they got on the highway, they were intercepted by the police,' said Mr Chu. 'It was fortunate in a way that they were caught by the police right away. ... It could have been very dangerous.' Mr Chu admitted that the teacher, who has been teaching science and physical education at the school for four years, had misjudged the situation, failing to make the students' safety a priority. 'The two students have been winning awards in running and the teacher assumed they could take care of themselves,' Mr Chu said. 'According to our school's practice, we always have teachers accompany students on road training, and this time it was against our practice.' Mr Chu said a detailed report would be drafted for mid-February's school management committee meeting and the committee would decide the teacher's penalty.