Hundreds of primary school students in Chu Van AnPrimary School in northern Haiphong City will no longer have to carryheavy bags to school this year when an initiative to stop homework forstudents begins. Students carry weighty bags to Na Hang Primary School in the northern mountain province of Ha Giang. — VNS Photo Doan Tung Chu Van An is the city’s first school in thecountry to allow primary students to keep all of their books andstudying tools in their own classroom drawer after school time. Studentswill only need to carry school bags home on Friday to review lessonsduring weekends. The initiative was proposed by the school’sprincipal Trinh Thi Minh and approved for trial by the municipalDepartment of Education and Training. Heavy school bags have become a hot issue foryears after a recent Ministry of Education and Training survey inseveral Ha Noi primary schools showed students had to carry 4-kiloschool bags to school everyday, which may affect their bone structure. The ministry has sought to lighten the load ofthe school curriculum as a method of reducing the number of textbooksstudents have to carry. The initiative of Chu Van An Primary School hasalready showed positive results from teachers, students and families…. Read full this story
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