PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 June, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 June, 2004, 12:00am

Twenty-four aspiring journalists from Primary Four to Six of Tai Po Old Market Public School visited electronics distributor Shun Hing Group on May 22 (pictured below).

The tour began with an introduction to the group and a viewing session of television commercials from the 1980s up to this April. The students, mostly born in the early 1990s, were intrigued by the evolution of household appliances and electronic products through the decades.

The children were divided into two groups, one of which would write an article titled, 'Kick off with TV commercial' and the other, 'If I were a Panasonic creation'. They explained their feelings after viewing a commercial of a Panasonic air purifier and after visiting the group's facilities.

Another group interviewed William Mong, chairman of the group, and wrote articles titled: 'Dr Mong in the eyes of primary students' and 'Sir Q's busy day as group chairman and father' (Sir Q is Dr Mong's nickname within the group, originating from the quality management system he implemented).

The articles will be published in Shun Hing Voice, the group's newsletter.

Also included in the programme was a tour of the group's loading and unloading facilities and the warehouses.

My school celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 28 and 29. We were honoured to have former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang to officiate at the opening ceremony (pictured above). Her presence captured the limelight.

After the opening ceremony in the school hall, our open days began. I was fortunate and honoured to be one of the students to receive Mrs Chan in the school library.

My greatest memory of the event is not the camera flashes of the journalists who swarmed around Mrs Chan, nor is the great effort we put to preparing for the open days. What I will always remember is the deep impression which I got from my chat with Mrs Chan in the school library. Her amiability and concern towards students touched me a lot.

Young Logan, F. 6A, Liu Po Shan Memorial College

The 23rd Speech Day of St Francis of Assisi's College was held on May 28.

The guest of honour was Chan Kin-Hung, principal of Tien Ka Ping Secondary School. The ceremony had an added significance for Mr Chan as this would be the last time he would officiate at such an occasion before his retirement.

In his thought-provoking speech, Mr Chan encouraged students to follow in the footsteps of St Francis and lead a meaningful life. He then entertained the audience with a number of stories.

These stories taught students the importance of being strong in the face of adversity, especially in light of the current situation in Hong Kong.

He stressed that students should develop a global view in order to meet the challenges that lie ahead. He ended his speech with the hope that all the graduates would have the courage to meet challenges without fear.

The ceremony was followed by a series of student performances.

CMA Secondary School held its Annual Ball Games Day (basketball, football and badminton) on May 28 at Shek Kip Mei Park Indoor Games Hall.

The aim was to encourage students to participate in sports so as to improve their physical and mental fitness and develop their confidence and team spirit.

The spectators did the competitors proud, cheering them on and applauding thunderously in all matches.

Competition was keen and the players were eager to overcome the challenges before them. The teams executed their game plans defensively and offensively.

Sportsmanship and the determination to win were apparent.

The atmosphere heated up as the finals of the inter-class basketball and badminton competitions started.

Guest-of-honour Ho Yuk-wing, general committee member of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association, presented medals and trophies to the winners.

At the closing ceremony, he recognised the school's continuous remarkable achievements in sports and praised the competitors for their excellent performance.

Finally, he reminded winners not to be complacent and advised those who were defeated not to give up.