PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 October, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 October, 2004, 12:00am

Queen Elizabeth School held its 39th Annual Swimming Gala at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool on September 15 (pictured right).

Eight new records were set.

As competitors plunged into the water, student helpers and teachers worked busily to keep the programme running on schedule.

Everyone, including parents, joined the cheering teams to encourage the competitors.

The cheering teams used pompoms, tambourines, drums and percussion instruments to cheer the swimmers on.

One of the highlights was a special relay in which graduates from 1969 to 2002 took part.

In her closing speech, principal Pang Cheung Yee-fan said that the participants displayed determination, friendship and the spirit of sportsmanship.

She also said that the school aimed to pormote life-long learning and put much emphasis on extra-curricular activities.

Guest-of-honour Kevin Lau Siu-ki, vice-chairman of the Old Students' Association, encouraged students to take an active part in the school's upcoming Golden Jubilee celebration events.

Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College held their Annual Athletic Meet on September 16 and 21 at the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.

At the opening ceremony, the school song was sung and the school flag was hoisted accompanied by

the school band's performance.

Then the different track and field events began. The hot weather made it especially hard for the athletes.

But they tried their best and did not give up. The first day ended with Ruby House leading.

On the second day of the meet, the atmosphere was more tense as the finals were held.

There were the hurdle events, 4 x 400m in-house relays, 4 x 100m inter-school relays and 2 x 50m parent-child relays.

In the end, Ruby House succeeded in keeping the lead and took the title of overall champions this year.

At the closing ceremony, guest-of-honour Erminia Chow Hung Yan-po gave an inspiring speech.

The theme of the meet was 'No Sweat, No Victory', which captured the spirit of the event - despite the extremely hot weather, our schoolmates managed to set eight new records.

Chan Sin-man, Cheung Chun-yin and Leung Lok- ming, Form Six students