PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 February, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2006, 12:00am

The annual athletic meet organised by Shung Tak Catholic English College was held at Yuen Long Stadium in November.

The sun was shining as our principal, Dr Wong, hoisted the school flag to mark the start of the day's activities.

The scorching heat did not prevent the athletes from doing their best in various track and field events, including running, high jump, long jump, shot-put, javelin and the discus.

The cheering groups beat drums and shouted slogans to encourage their house members.

The participants tried their best as the chants grew louder and louder.

The spectators also provided whole-hearted support, cheering the athletes and rushing down to the track to congratulate their friends and classmates.

Ivy Ho Pik-man, a former student of the school, presented the prizes.

Blue House won the overall championship, in addition to the boys' title.

Green House clinched the girls' crown, while Red House took the best cheering team award.

The students showed great sportsmanship when they applauded all the winners, irrespective of the house they belonged to.

Everybody at the school had put in a lot of hard work to ensure the competition's success.

Therefore, they were all winners at the end of a two-day meet that highlighted the school's best qualities.

Wing Ng

Shung Tak Catholic English College

A total of 11 records were shattered at the two-day athletic meet organised by Ning Po No 2 College at Kwun Tong in November.

The first day was bright and sunny, but the second day was overcast, with rain threatening to spoil the party.

However, the students were not deterred.

They put on a record-breaking show for the large crowd that had gathered to watch the competition.

New records were set by Yum Chung-yau (girls' Grade C shot-put), Chan Gat-wai (boys' Grade C shot-put) and See Wing-tai (boys' Grade C high jump).

The cheerleaders of the four houses - Perseverance, Persistence, Progress and Virtue - were each supported by two teachers.

They tried their best to boost the competitors' spirit through chanting, cheering and beating stone-filled plastic bottles on the back of the seats.

There were also taekwondo and lion-dance performances by the students.

School principal Tang King-chi presented medals to boys' champions Poon Cheuk-ming of 5A and Cho Yat-nang of 5C (Grade A); Lee Ching-lung of 3C (Grade B); and Chang Hing-lung of 2D (Grade C).

Chow Wui-yu of 5D (Grade A), Cheng Yi-sim of 4D (Grade B) and Poon Lai-kwan of 2D (Grade C) were the girls' champions.

The class with the highest number of points was 4D, while Virtue won the inter-house championship and Perseverance grabbed the award for the best cheerleaders.

Jenny Wu, native English teacher

Ning Po No. 2 College

Students at the 22nd Speech Day of Yan Chai Hospital Lim Por Yen Secondary School were encouraged to learn from the life of famous American inventor Thomas Alva Edison.

Cheng Yan-chee, Deputy Secretary for Education and Manpower, was the guest-of-honour at the ceremony held in November.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Cheng praised the school for its efforts to boost the students' academic performance and self-esteem. He said these were two main areas of concern for today's educators.

Edison - who made more than 1,000 inventions, including the light bulb and motion-picture camera, during his lifetime - is an ideal role

model for students, Mr Cheng added. He said hard work would lead to success and encouraged the graduates to be positive and optimistic when facing adversity.

Mr Cheng presented certificates to the Form Five and Form Seven graduates.

This was followed by a vote of thanks delivered by two student representatives.

They shared sweet memories of their school days with the guests against a background of soft music.

All the graduates were sad to leave the school.

Tam Suk-yin, principal

Yan Chai Hospital Lim Por Yen Secondary School