Artistic flowering of talents

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 19 May, 1998, 12:00am

A mother and her four-year-old daughter worked together to create a winning floral arrangement.

Dodo She Wong Lai-sui and her daughter Christy She Yan-yue won the trophy in the open category of a floral arrangement competition at Rosaryhill School.

The competition was part of the school's annual flower show and exhibition which aims to teach pupils respect and appreciation for plants and flowers.

Yan-yue and her mother beat 60 other contestants who created an arrangement around the theme: Tropical Paradise.

Their winning arrangement was an artistic combination of sunflowers, banana leaves, vines, bits of woods - and real bananas for authenticity.

Although Yan-yue is only a nursery school pupil, Mrs She said she had been very helpful with the arrangement.

'Yan-yue behaved very well and helped me instead of being naughty and over-active.

'She cut the leaves and flower stems and helped me to position the flowers for the arrangement.' Looking shy, little Yan-yue said she loved the scent of flowers and their different shapes and colours.

'I don't know their names but it's interesting to arrange the different colours together,' she said.

The top prize in the senior category went to fourth-formers Chow Shuk-ha, Wong Choi-yung, Maryann Del Pilar and Choi Kuen-kuen, for their work, My Playground in Wonderland.

The flower show was launched 10 years ago by former principal Father Lionel Xavier.