English Day ends in drama
BEN TAM and GEORGE CHAN
An exciting skit kicked off St Joan of Arc Secondary School's Language Day earlier this month.
The skit by three sixth formers gave students a preview of the programmes lined up for the four-day event which began on April 15.
Principal Veronica Ma Kit-ching officiated at the opening ceremony which was followed by a radio broadcast of a 'commercial' detailing the prizes on offer.
The aim of the Language Day was to encourage students to read extensively to improve their English skills.
One of the most popular activities was the 'Mark 3' game where students had to answer three questions about exhibits on display boards. They were asked to fill in a question sheet with the correct answers as quickly as possible to win a prize.
For the Story Time contest, participants could go to any of four zones to listen to a story. By completing a worksheet at the same time, students could win lucky draw prizes.
The highlight of the event was a grand finale of drama performances by Forms One to Four students. Anticipation filled the air as the master of ceremonies announced the beginning of the show.
The plays presented were diverse, and included a detective story, a comedy and even a ghost story.
Every play received a loud round of applause.
The high-spirited singing and drama performances brought the Language Day to a close.
The principal, teachers and student helpers were pleased with the audience and participants' enthusiastic response.
Many students said their English language skills had improved and hoped more activities of this kind would be organised again in the near future.
Ben and George are students at St Joan of Arc Secondary School