Images of hundreds of students taking their exam in the woods near a Henan middle school recently became an online sensation after being uploaded to social media.
According to Tencent News, the 800 students are second graders from Fengqiu No. 2 Middle School in Xinxiang city, Henan province. The exam room, if one can call it that, is a 3,000-square-meter woodland near the school campus.
Jia Gongjie, the school’s headmaster, told reporters that the woods have been an ideal place for students to read and go for walks due to its cool and refreshing atmosphere. They decided to let students take exams in the woodland as the natural surroundings would help ease the pressure on the students.
Jia also added that it was easier for the invigilators to identify any cheating attempts conducted by examinees as the area is wide open.
Last April, more than 1,700 students sat an exam on a high school track field at a school in Yichuan county, Shaanxi Province.
By Lucy Liu
[Images Tencent News]