A school in Beijing has launched online teaching lessons during days with particularly high pollution levels for students who opt not to get the smog-lung. We are envisioning children huddled around the computer screen in the morning anxiously waiting for the announcement that it will be another ‘Smog Day’.
The Beijing Jingshan School will use the online chatting tools like QQ and create groups for its students from primary to high school.
The idea for online lessons follow warnings from the government to keep children and the elderly inside during severely smoggy days. In Hangzhou, students have already resorted to performing their daily flag-raising ceremony indoors via computer screen thanks to the polluted air.
Shanghai has also seen better days. Earlier this week, the director of Shanghai’s environmental protection bureau told legislators that it would take at least 10 years to ease the city’s hazardous pollution problems.
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[Images via: Imagine China]