If you could add one subject to the curriculum what would it be and why?

If you could add one subject to the curriculum what would it be and why?

This week, we asked our readers, if they could add one subject to the curriculum (silly or serious!) what would it be and why? Here are our favourite answers ...

Lively lesson

I swear nobody will fall asleep during this “lesson”. League of Legends is a very famous video game and I think it should be added to the curriculum. It would raise our interest in learning and help us learn some important skills such as planning and teamwork that would be very useful during our daily lives. What a wonderfully entertaining lesson it would be!

Zechariah Yim, 15, Tak Sun Secondary School

Pool power

How about swimming lessons? Then I could learn to swim with my friends. But there’s a problem. Our school doesn’t have a swimming pool. However, I am sure school authorities can arrange swimming lessons at a nearby sports centre.

Candy Kwok, 12, Tak Nga Secondary School

Yaaaaaaaaaaay! Saved by the bell!

Game on!

Playing video games. It can help us relax during a stressful school day and spice up our boring lifestyle. Then students would no longer be afraid to go to school. Playing video games is good for our mental and physical well-being; we can learn how to cooperate with others, while improving our hand-eye coordination. Therefore, we should add playing video games to the curriculum.

Wong Man-tik,14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Movie spree

I would definitely choose “movie admiration”. As a “movie-holic”, I highly recommend this new subject for two reasons. First, movies can be used to improve our Chinese and English skills. Second, watching movies can help us relax between lessons. Many students complain that school life is hectic. So we need some form of entertainment to cheer us up.

Barium Ngan, 15, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

Hands on experience

Eating. The new subject would be different from home economics, which mainly teaches students how to cook. First, students should take lessons about table manners. This is the first step in enjoying your food. Second, experts can teach them about the history of food. Third, students should visit farms to learn about the ingredients they use for different dishes. Finally, they have to serve their parents a heartwarming meal. Oh, there will be an exam at the end of each semester to see what the students have learned.

Oleta Chan, 15, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

The best excuse for not handing in your homework

What’s cooking?

I would like to add cooking classes for Primary Five or Primary Six students. At present, only secondary school students learn to cook in school. It’s a good skill to learn from a young age because these days even some university students have no clue about preparing a dish.

Suki Chan, 12, Tak Nga Secondary School

Caught napping

Sleeping lessons. Don’t laugh! Sleeping has many advantages. It makes you feel better, and is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Students should be taught the correct posture when they are taking a nap. For example, if they sleep with their head at an awkward angle, they could wake up with a huge headache.

Also, students have a lot of homework so they don’t get their eight hours most days. So it would be great if they could have a 20-minute nap during sleeping lessons.

John Chan, 14, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School

A snappy thought

A photography subject would be great since many of my classmates like taking photos. We can’t afford a professional camera so the school can provide us one. Also, the subject should not include any projects or homework because we’ve got enough to do!

Oscar Lok, 14, TWGHs Li Ka Shing College

What do you think makes a great teacher?

Fun in the water

Water sports, because it is healthy, exciting and fun. I like water sports, but I have had no chance to learn it. How fun would it be to learn windsurfing, jet skiing or kayaking!

Beata Cheng Ka-yen, 14, Immaculate Heart of Mary College

A sign of the times

If we teach sign language, we can let special needs students enrol in mainstream schools. I want our school to help such students. So we should have sign language as a new subject.

Kelvin Leung Chun-hei, 13 , Immaculate Heart of Mary College

For next week’s Top 10, tell us, if you could have any fictional character’s ability or superpower, who would you choose and why? Send your answer, along with your name, age and school, to reporters.club@scmp.com with “Top 10: special ability” in the subject field. Our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10!

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
When school can be fun!


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