China education: students receive piglets as a reward for hard work and in the hope it will boost the local economy

Students at a primary school in a poor region of southwestern China have received piglets as a reward in an effort to encourage the pupils to study hard and to revitalise the local economy.Last week 20 piglets were given to families of 20 students from the Xiangyang Elementary School in Yiliang county, Yunnan, the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald reported.The piglets were sponsored by the Shanghai Xiangwu Public Welfare Fund, in an effort to foster links between rural education and the rural economy,…

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