PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 October, 2001, 12:00am

I strongly object to soccer betting. Soccer is the world's most popular sport. It keeps us healthy and builds up sportsmanship.

However, if soccer and gambling become linked, people will bet on it to earn money and its purpose will change completely. I hope the Government will not legalise soccer betting.

Poon King-keung

Give blood

My mother took me to the blood donor centre to give blood recently. At first, I was afraid. However, the staff were very kind and at last I summoned up the courage to give blood.

The staff were very careful and experienced. I felt only a little pain and was not ill or dizzy afterwards.

I urge everyone to give blood so that more lives can be saved.

Sailor East

NTHYK Tai Po District

District Secondary School

Green move

Recycling is a good idea as the amount of waste produced in Hong Kong is increasing. In a few years' time there will be no more room to handle waste. We must find a way to solve the problem before it is too late.

Hong Kong is our home. We have the responsibility to save it. Take action now to protect our environment, reduce waste and support recycling!

Fiona Ho

English gap

A New Zealand orchestra visited our school last month. I was lucky enough to have a chance to talk to them because I am a member of my school orchestra.

However, I discovered that my English was poor.

I regretted not having learned to speak it well. Now I know how important English is, not only for exams but as a means of communication.


Holy Trinity College

Fruits of hard work

The Government wants people to take its life-learning courses but few enrol on them. Mainlanders are hardworking and accept low wages. Local students are always arrogant towards them.

Yet, the tables have now turned. Hong Kong employers prefer to hire mainlanders.

If you want a bright future, work hard. You have to make an effort.

Jenny Yung Ling-fung

Law Ting Pong

Secondary School

Stop littering

The Government has organised many environmental protection campaigns to encourage citizens to keep Hong Kong clean, but people still do not seem to realise its importance.

Once, on the bus, I saw students eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor.

I was very angry and wanted to scold these inconsiderate litterbugs.

I hope they will stop littering and I hope people will have more self-discipline and keep Hong Kong clean.

April Hung

Caritas Yuen Long Chan

Chun Ha Secondary School