Saturday, November 22, 2008

Chinese Schools Implement Mandatory Running Program

The ministry of education has launched a winter running campaign that it hopes will boost both patriotism and health. Schools have been ordered to take their pupils for a jog every day until the end of April.

Primary schoolchildren must run a kilometre (0.621 miles), junior high school students 1.5km and senior high and college students 2km

MY COMMENT: I love the quote by newspaper commentator Ya Wei "I think for a student running 60km in a winter is not too much, but too little."

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