School open day mixes technology and tradition

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 30 March, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 30 March, 1999, 12:00am

Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School was a hive of activity on open day as hundreds of visitors flocked to admire displays of work and presentations prepared by students and staff.

One innovation this year was an in-house video, titled Life at Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School, which featured highlights of the past academic year and an outline of future projects.

Another new feature was a multimedia display demonstrating the important role new technology will play in teaching and learning at the school.

More than 300 visitors from primary schools were given a guided tour of the school. They showed keen interest in the newly-renovated science laboratories.

Displays in the school hall focused on all areas of school life - academic, artistic and extra-curricular.

Student guides were able to provide explanations in English or Cantonese and give visitors a chance to get hands-on experience of the latest computer software at the English and science counters and demonstrate how to make the intricate handicrafts on offer at the visual arts display.

The careers display won first prize for content with its wide range of information on study and career opportunities.

Throughout the day, the Home Economics Department provided an array of snacks and drinks.

To round off the proceedings, the school's Chinese and symphony orchestras staged mini- concerts to entertain the guests.

Article submitted by Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School