An environment protection "company" run by students was
established recently at the No.56 Primary School in Urumqi, capital
of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
"Our school is located near the railway station and surrounded
by crowed residential areas, and our environment was polluted by
garbage and sewage. We established the company to improve our
surroundings," said Ye Maoxia, principal of the school.
"Besides cleaning our campus, we also collect garbage in nearby
residential blocks and promote awareness of health issues among the
residents," said Liu Xiaohua, 13, "general manager" of the company
and a fifth grade student.
(Xinhua News Agency July 9, 2007)