PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 May, 2005, 12:00am

A concert organised by the International Christian School (ICS), Hong Kong, featured hits by jazz greats that thrilled the audience.

The Jazz Cafe gave bands, choral ensembles and soloists from the ICS a chance to showcase their talents as they performed jazz classics such as Fly Me to the Moon and Dream a Little Dream of Me.

'Like other forms of music, jazz has had a big influence around the world, and it has provided opportunities for our students to enhance their knowledge about many cultures,' said Ed Tackett, principal of the secondary section.

Fuhrer's Christmas, a 10-minute silent film directed and produced by Grade 12 student Ryan Warden and starring ICS students, was also screened. Its score combined several well-known classical pieces to create a harmonious melody.

A display of students' photographs added colour to the event.

'Jazz Cafe has provided our students an opportunity to enrich their repertoire,' said Juniata Wible, head of the Fine and Performing Arts Division at ICS.

'They put everything into their performance. We are proud of them.'

ICS students perform at shopping centres, hospitals, nursing homes and orphanages.

On May 7, True Light Middle School of Hong Kong organised a variety of activities to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The school unveiled a statue of its late principal, Dr Ho Chung-chung, a well-known educator of the 60s who had worked hard to improve its standards (pictured right).

This was followed by a book-launching ceremony.

There were books about Dr Ho, as well as those written by students about their childhood and family relationships.

Students set up games and food stalls, and sold all types of goods, including flowers, origami boxes and other ornaments, to raise money for extra-curricular activities.

Everyone seemed to be happy as parents and former students played games and mingled with members of the public.

Most of the visitors bought souvenirs, while a few left empty-handed as the items were sold out.

To show our caring spirit, student ambassadors accompanied elderly people from the nearby Lai Tak Estate, showing them around the school and visiting the stalls with them.

Our ambassadors were patient and kind, and the elderly people were in high spirits.

Visitors had a great time at our open day.

Serena Wong, F6A,

Language prefect