Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016SearchArchiveChineseChineseJapaneseFrenchSpanishRussianArabicKoreaGermanPortugueseHomeOpinionsBusinessMilitaryWorldSocietyCultureTravelScienceSportsSpecial CoveragePhotoVideoEnglishShanghai school builds basketball court on rooftop(Peoples Daily Online)    16:15, October 26, 2016A middle school in Shanghais Xuhui district has introduced an innovative architectural feature for the benefit of its students: a basketball court, installed on the schools rooftop. The court was built in August and put into use in September.Zeng Xianyi, the headmaster of the school, explained that students on the fourth and fifth floors have less time for physical activity during their 10-minute class breaks, as they need extra time to go up and down the stairs. For that reason, during the 2016 summer break, a basketball court was built on the schools rooftop so that students whose classrooms are on high floors are able to fit in a quick game during breaks.Zeng explained that there are no added safety risks, as the basketball court is surrounded by a 4-meter-high fence, and even covered by a net on top. Students will not be at a heightened risk of falling off the building, and students on the ground won’t be threatened by basketballs flying off the elevated court.Zeng emphasized that the school attaches great importance to students’ education in music, sports and arts. They do everything they can to provide facilities that meet the students’ requirements in these subjects. Zeng said he now plans to build basketball or soccer courts on the rooftops of the schools two other campuses. var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Web editor: Zhang Tianrui, Bianji)Add your comment/* * * CONFIGURATION VARIABLES: EDIT BEFORE PASTING INTO YOUR WEBPAGE * * */var;var disqus_shortname=;var disqus_identifier=;if ({disqus_shortname=enpeople;disqus_identifier = 9133043;}/* * * DONT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE * * */(function() {var dsq = document.createElement(script); dsq.type = text/javascript; dsq.async = true;dsq.src = // + disqus_shortname +;(document.getElementsByTagName(head)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(body)[0]).appendChild(dsq);})();Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.Related readingRockets to retire Yao Mings No. 11 jersey, date confirmed!Yao Ming elected deputy chairman of CBA, elicits speculation about reformsRepair work in flood-affected schools finishedChina, U.S. hold friendly match at CaliforniaChina Focus: Chinese courts bring trials onlineCourt branch opens near DisneylandA rural primary school and its teachersWe RecommendHome-made plane completes test flight in Chicago
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