What new subject should your school teach?

Compiled and edited by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers what new subject they would like to see at their school. From personal finance to gardening, here are some of our favourite answers

Compiled and edited by Nicole Moraleda |

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What new subject should your school teach?

How about e-sports?

I’d introduce e-sports to the syllabus. There is a lot of pressure on Hong Kong students to study hard and get good grades, and I think they need time to relax, too. Many teens like to play video games so they would enjoy this subject.

Ngai Suet-yee, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Free space

Astronomy. I think space is fascinating. If this subject were available in my school, I would definitely take it, and I think others would, too.

Billy Wong, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary school

Analysing News

I’d introduce a subject called Analysing News. Everyone should learn how to properly understand the news we read. We form opinions and make decisions based on what we believe is fact, but it isn’t always 100 per cent true. The subject will teach students to read or watch the news more critically.

Choi Yoon-jung, 14, Hong Kong International School

This is no joke!

I’d love a class all about jokes. Students would learn how to deliver jokes with good timing, and how to play friendly tricks on people that would make them laugh rather than feel annoyed. We shouldn’t be wasteful when we play pranks because it’s not good for the environment, so the subject would teach students ways to have eco-friendly fun.

Anna Wong, 14, Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School

Journalism boost

Journalism of course ! In an age where we have access to so much information, people need to know where to get their news from and how to tell what’s true and what’s not. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love an excuse to cover an exciting event as homework?

Joy Pamnani, 20, University of Hong Kong

Family harmony

I would like a subject that teaches students how to get along with their family members. This would be very useful because a lot of my friends don’t have a good relationship with their parents or siblings. They argue often and are annoyed by the things their parents do, like limiting their phone or gaming time.

Melody Ma, 13, Carmel Pak U Secondary School

Art of self-defence

There should be a class where students learn self-defence. Everyone should know how to protect themselves. Not only would students learn how to defend themselves from potential danger, it is also a good form of exercise that will help them stay fit and healthy.

Wong Pak-yiu, 16, STFA Seaward Woo College

Gardening course

Definitely gardening; our campus lies close to a main road, so we need more plants to absorb the carbon dioxide emitted by cars and other vehicles. What’s more, gardening doesn’t involve any technology, so getting more students interested in this activity could encourage them to spend less time on their phones both at school and at home.

Hannah Ma, 15, Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School

Money management

It would be good to have a subject where students learn about personal finance. Many students don’t know how to manage their money, so I think this is something that should be taught in schools. People should learn at an early age how to spend their money wisely.

Sun Hoi-nam, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

A magical move

It would be exciting to learn magic tricks in school. After practising the tricks, I could perform a magic show in front of my friends and family. One could even use them to impress their crush. However, the classroom might be filled with too many rabbits, which would be big a problem.

Nester Chik Yiu-kai, 17, Sing Yin Secondary School

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