School wins green merit
Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) David Li Kwok Po College swept the board at a green competition recently, picking up 14 merit awards as well as two top prizes.
Organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) of the Environmental Protection Department, the 'Organic Planting Competition for Primary and Secondary School Students in Hong Kong' aimed to promote the understanding of organic planting and care for plants among teachers and students.
The contest was split into two parts. The 'Cherry Tomato Planting Contest', which started last November, attracted more than 84,000 students from 350 schools to participate.
HKMA David Li Kwok Po College came out top in the secondary school section, impressing an adjudicating panel consisting of representatives from the ECC, the Hong Kong Trees Conservation Association, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, and the Legislative Council.
While Yukino Wong came third with her effort, Cindy Lam's healthy tomato plant became the champion of the competition. Lee Yin-tak of Textile Institute American Chamber of Commerce Woo Hon Fai Secondary School was the first runner-up.
In the Creative Pot Design Award category (secondary school section), Cheung Yuet-lee of Confucius Hall Middle School was named champion while Chan Pui-shan of TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College and Law Hiu-tung of St Teresa Secondary School came in second and third respectively.
The entries were judged according to the waste materials reused, their practicality, creativeness and attractiveness.
Part two of the competition - the 'Native Tree Planting Contest' - is scheduled to begin in June.