Talking points: If you were able to introduce a new facility to your school, what would it be?

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Hui Cheuk-yin, 15, Immaculate Heart of Mary College 

Students' schoolbags are ridiculously bulky. When I walk upstairs, I feel like my shoulders are coming apart. So I suggest schools install escalators for students. These can be especially useful during hot days after morning assembly in the open playground or PE lessons. Escalators can quickly take the sweat-soaked students to their classrooms, and they will soon be ready for the next lesson.

Sonia Iftkhar, 20, St Margaret's Girls' College, Hong Kong 

Our school is huge, and we have good facilities such as clean, comfortable washrooms and play areas. But there should be a "Personal Care Department" which provides towels, shampoo, bodywash, sanitary napkins, bobby pins, and basic medication like Panadol. There is a great demand for these things in almost every school. 

Rai Arlin-L, 17, St Margaret's Girls' College, Hong Kong

I think a study room is a must. Since there are many free lessons and homework periods, it would be wise to give a room to students who want to study. This would be especially useful when a whole class is having a free period. With no teacher supervision, some students would set their books aside and start chatting. This would be a nuisance for those who want to study. For them, the study room would come in very handy. 

Tina Chung, 18, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

 

I would introduce a few more microwaves to the school. Then students can use them to reheat their home-made meals. 

Brent Lo, 16, Chan Sui Ki (La Salle) College

It would be fantastic to have a gym. It would enable us to have a workout during a break in our studies or even after school. Physical exercise is beneficial to our health. It can strengthen our muscles, improve blood circulation and help us to stay fit. Also, the gym would be a perfect place for us to relax. This would help us to concentrate more in the classroom.

Leo Sin, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

It's got to be a swimming pool. It would be a big attraction to students in the Northern District. They would love to come to a school with a swimming pool. 

Tell us what facility you would introduce to your school in the comment box below.

In our next Talking Points, we'll discuss: What's the one thing that you wish your teacher knew about you?

We are now accepting answers from readers for this new topic. To take part, e-mail your answer with your name, age and school name, plus a high-res photo of yourself (no less than 1MB), to [email protected] by Monday lunchtime next week.

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