- This week we asked our readers what they would request from their teachers if they could only ask for one thing
- From abolishing report cards to more holiday time, here’s what they had to say
This week we asked our readers: If your teacher were to promise to make one of your wishes come true, what would that be?
Next week question is: What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
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Abolish all oral exams. I hate speaking to people whom I have never seen before. I admit that talking to people face to face is more enjoyable than communicating online. However, I find it very scary if I don’t understand what those people are talking about.
In oral exams, we will be put into groups with other schoolmates, and I’ll feel nervous. I wish my principal would make my dream come true, so I could enjoy going to school more.
Alina Chu Tsz-yee, 14, CCC Heep Woh College
No more report cards. It sounds impossible but I really hope it will come true one day. Teachers could still set tests or exams, but they would only inform students’ parents about their grades orally. This way, students wouldn’t go around comparing their performance with others and they would have less stress.
Without that piece of paper, parents wouldn’t push their kids to attend tutorials. They would then focus on helping their children improve their performance rather than encourage fierce competition with their schoolmates.
Giselle Zhao Lok-yu, 14, CCC Heep Woh College
To start an artificial intelligence course at school. It was originally scheduled for the Easter holidays a few months ago, but it was postponed (or possibly cancelled) because there were very few participants. I was very disappointed.
I hope my teacher can start the course as soon as possible. As an avid fan of Stem and AI, I’ve been very excited about it since I signed up.
Ice Chow Sze-ok, 13, St Mary’s Canossian College
To attend a Comic-Con and to meet all of my favourite celebrities as well as getting a VIP pass to the event to skip the queues.
We never really see a lot of behind-the-scenes footage of celebrities, so being able to meet them in real life would be the best thing that’s happened to me.
Being an avid Netflix fan, it’s what I’ve always dreamed about.
Rhea Saxena, 14, King George V School
I would definitely want to be a top scorer in the IB. I am currently struggling with my internal assessments and I have to revise a lot every day. It’s so tiring!
Teresa Kwok Hiu-ying, 16, South Island School
I would like my biology teacher to take me to a rainforest, a desert, an expo, or even a hospital. Then I can personally experience the joy of biology.
I like the subject very much, so I hope to get closer to nature and satisfy my curiosity.
Luk Yan-yee, 17, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School
I hope to bring a “mixer” to play in school. This is a new type of musical instrument which has become popular in recent years.
If my wish comes true, I can show my classmates how to use it and discuss its history.
I believe this will inspire them and increase their curiosity about popular music.
Oscar Wong Kin-chung, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School
I wish I would be able to add three weeks to my summer holiday – with no homework.
During this year’s summer holiday, I didn’t have a lot of time to relax or hang out with my friends because I attended science classes at my school.
I would use those precious extra weeks to do things that I have been wanting to do but never got the chance. For example, spending a whole day reading books, riding a bike with my family, going out with my friends, and many more.
Christine Chau Hoi-ching, 12, Yuen Long Public Secondary School
I would ask him to give me 90 per cent of his monthly salary for the rest of his life. I am a kind person; asking for the full salary would be pure evil.
Then I will invest some of the money in stocks, possibly making more money. The good thing is I wouldn’t feel guilty about losing money, because I didn’t earn it – it’s someone else’s.
I would also buy stuff, such as a new computer and other accessories.
I would also buy a flat and rent it, giving me a steady income.
I really wish that my teacher will promise to make my dream come true.
Austin Leung Fong-ching, 14, Stewards Pooi Kei College
No more “locked iPad policy”. We need to bring our iPads to school every day.
They are “locked” most of the time so we don’t misuse them. It sounds like a good idea but there is a problem. A lot of teachers don’t know how to unlock students’ iPads during lessons. This is a waste of time. This problem can be easily solved – there’s no need to lock students’ iPads.
Eires Cheng Yin-on, 14, Stewards Pooi Kei College