PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 12 May, 2006, 12:00am

More than 400 people took part in a walkathon on February 19 to raise funds to improve Clementi Secondary School's information technology facilities.

It was a Sunday, and although there was a drizzle, the school hall was packed. The participants included the headmistress, teachers, students, parents and alumni.

They set off on their journey, following speeches by the school principal, Tang Chan Wai-ling, and guest-of-honour F. C. Lo, chairman of FC Packaging Holdings. All the walkers wore red caps to show their unity.

During the walk, which was shortened due to poor weather, the participants chatted and had a chance to get to know each other better.

They said they enjoyed the outdoor experience and were very happy to be part of the event.

Meanwhile, campus TV reporters interviewed the hikers, who returned to the school after an event that lasted 90 minutes.

The walkathon, which was organised by the school's Parent-Teacher Association and Students' Union, raised more than $54,200.

We would like to thank all the participants for their wonderful support.

Chris Kuk Tat-ming

Clementi Secondary School

The 25th annual open day of NT Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School was held on February 16.

The school focused on three main areas which impressed the guests.

They first visited the school hall, which was adorned with banners that included words of encouragement.

The school's mission was also on display: 'To educate young people so that upon leaving school they become productive members of society.' Guests were also able to view display boards prepared by the school's 18 clubs and committees.

This was followed by a performance where the students thrilled the audience with their music and judo skills.

Afterwards, they went to the open playground for a rugby demonstration. The guests also visited classrooms, where students' works were on display.

Finally, there was a demonstration of lessons by the teachers.

The visitors were given the opportunity to experience life as secondary school students. The lessons included English, Putonghua, computer studies, integrated science, geography and home economics.

The guests praised the school for offering an all-round education.

They said they were impressed by the inter-active methods used by the school's teachers.

Margaret Bevans

NT Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School

This year's Project Learning Day was held on February 24. Our class did a group activity on the theme 'How to make kites that can fly'.

We were given two weeks to prepare for the project. Each group had to decide what sort of kites they wanted to make.

First, we went to the Visual Arts Room to make rough drafts of what our kites should look like. Finally we came up with a variety of designs.

Our kites were beautiful and some of them were shaped like elephants, dragons, dragonflies, butterflies, worms, birds, and superman.

When we encountered difficulties during our project, we sought help from our teachers - class master

Mr Cheng, Chinese teacher Mr Koo and English teacher Mr Tse. When we finished making our kites, we were very anxious to try them out - to see if they could fly.

After lunch, we headed to Tai Lam Country Park to put our creations to the test. Some of our kites were too heavy or big, so they could not fly. Fortunately, there were others that passed the test. When they soared high into the sky, our hearts went up with them! We were very proud of our achievements. However, a few kites landed on trees as we tried to make them go higher.

However hard we tried, we could not retrieve them.

There was only a light wind that day so the result was satisfactory. And we were very happy as we returned to school after our high-flying adventure.

It was the first time we had made kites that could fly!

Lam Ka-hei, 3C

CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School