PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 February, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 February, 2005, 12:00am

Lam Tai Fai College organised a new activity, a puppet show, on February 4. The show was based on the story Matilda by Roald Dahl. It was an interesting way to learn English.

I, along with schoolmates Faye, Carol, Venus and Amulet, helped to design puppets for the show. Our English teacher designed one of the figures.

We enjoyed the process of designing and making the puppets.

We spent our recess and after school hours to finish them. It took us about one week to make the puppets (pictured right).

On February 2, we presented the show to Form One students. About 10 Form One students were involved in reading the dialogues.

They did a good job. We were happy that the show ran smoothly.

Just before the show, we introduced the characters to the audience. I felt a sense of achievement when I introduced the two puppets that I made.

Shortly afterwards, we started the show, which had six scenes.

Scenes one to five were performed by Form One students while the last scene was performed by me and my partner, Amulet.

At the end of the show, Mr Wong, the school's English teacher, led us into singing a song together which helped to create a joyful atmosphere.

The puppet show appeared to be simple. But there were many things to prepare beforehand.

I have learned that to stage a successful show, we must put in a lot of effort.

Opportunities to learn are not always available and you need to do it with all your heart so that you will have no regrets.

Elena Ng Tsz-tung, F. 4A

Fook & Fun, a glorious and colourful festival in Kowloon City, was staged by the students of Bishop Ford Memorial School.

Dynamic performers put on a spectacular display of songs, exquisite lion dances and Chinese opera.

The event, which was enjoyed by citizens in the community, rang in the Year of the Rooster.

The celebration drew more than 1,000 people.

An enthusiastic crowd gathered on the 28th day of the Twelfth Moon (the day for the annual housecleaning day) to join the school's celebration at Kowloon City Plaza.

The lion dance was a festival highlight. It was one of seven performances during the 90-minute event.

Other performances included Chinese dance, jazz dance, Lunar New Year songs and English folk song singing.

'Student ambassadors of blessing' gave out mystery packages and spring couplets written by school teachers and kids.

Lunar New Year is a time of hope.

It is a time of gratitude and family togetherness.

The school would like to associate the Chinese traditional lucky character fook, meaning fortune and prosperity, with the celebration of the Year of Evangelisation of Hong Kong Catholic Diocese and send along sincere and blessings to the residents of the district.

In addition, a creative art competition held for kindergarten students and their parents received many entries.

The aim was to strengthen ties and co-operation among different schools as they carry out the educational mission of the community.

Sixteen winners attended the award ceremony.

Their masterpieces were used to decorate the venue and allowed the young artists to share their happiness and honour.