In order to reward its finest students for acing their two final exams, a Henan primary school handed out bags of pork prior to the Spring Festival holiday.
This year, five hard-working students received the pork prize, while another 12 students also scored perfect scores on one of the exams. To mark the occasion, the students posed for pictures with their tasty reward and their proud grandparents.
The primary school located outside of Zhoukou city claims that since instituting its unconventional reward system it has squealed ahead of other local schools in terms of test scores.
For the last four years, an innovative middle school in Zhejiang province has been experimenting with much the same system, honoring its 45 top students with 2.5kg bags of pork last February. The headmaster explained that he had chosen pork because it was a “down to earth” gift that could be shared with the entire family.
One exemplary student said that while his parents had initially been bewildered by the reward, they have since grown used to it, freely gifting some of the pork around to show off their son’s accomplishments at school.
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