PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 May, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 May, 2006, 12:00am


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Middle school students from International Christian School (ICS) visited Creative Primary School (CPS) in March and gave them an early Easter gift.

The ICS students, who are only two or three years older than their 'pupils', saw themselves as 'big brothers and sisters' to their new CPS buddies.

They were excited to present their Easter gifts - a handmade story book about Jesus' resurrection and a 'Jelly Bean Prayer'.

The ICS students patiently explained the story of Christ.

In a series of literacy workshops to promote students' English language abilities, 150 ICS students became English teachers for CPS Primary Three and Four students. They held one hour lessons in the playground.

'ICS students are friendly and fun,' said CPS Primary Three student Chiu Chuk-chun.

His sixth grade 'teacher' Aaron Tse said: 'I like the workshops because I enjoy helping and sharing with others.'

Kathleen Davis, ICS Special Education Consultant and co-ordinator of the project, said: 'CPS Literacy Project is a great opportunity for ICS students to share their English abilities and their faith. They take the task seriously while having fun helping others.'

This was the fourth workshop of the project. ICS expects to continue this project on a regular basis.

Catherine Mok

International Christian School

Many people are addicted to watching TV game shows, so why not learn English while doing so?

With this idea in mind, students at Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School took part in a hi-tech English game show complete with judges, TV hosts and prizes.

NET teacher Jon van Wyk worked with the IT department to make the show interactive. They used live PowerPoint and computer monitors so that students could track their progress during three fast-paced contest rounds.

'We wanted to combine multimedia with traditional elements of learning in a format that students would really enjoy,' said Mr Van Wyk.

Students were tested on a variety of topics from English grammar to general science.

The IT department, ccience department and English department joined forces to prepare the students and supervise the show.

Jon van Wyk

Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School