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Have Your Say

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 03 June, 2006, 12:00am

Co-operation is vital in life

An inter-class football competition was held last month and my class won the gold medal. But we learned a much more important thing that day: co-operation.

Nowadays, people always think of themselves.

They want to show their abilities and prove that they don't need help. But we know that we cannot do everything by ourselves, we truly need help. So, if we want to do things smoothly and accurately, we must work together.

Ng Yi-wing

Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

Volunteer award

Recently, I received an appreciation certificate from the YWCA after volunteering for them for 46 hours.

It really encouraged me to spend more time doing volunteer work. But I feel ashamed because I only worked for 46 hours and I couldn't get a bronze medal which requires one to work for 50 hours.

But I am in Form Six now and in a few months, I will face the A-Levels. I cannot spend too much time doing volunteer work.

Sam Lam

STFA Tam Pak Yu College

Hepatitis B fears

Sars and bird flu are the two most traumatic diseases humans have ever encountered this century. But another medical threat has sneaked in through the back door.

It is hepatitis B. To most American people, it is yesterday's problem.

But this complacency is dangerous. I read recently that there's an increasing number of people chronically infected with the disease.

The US government is not vigilant enough. As a developed country, many people are confident that the US government would be able to tackle a crisis. But this may not be true.

Most infected people are poor and cannot afford the cost of vaccinations and treatment.

Some infected people also lack knowledge, do not realise the symptoms of the disease

and therefore do not consult doctors.

The US government needs to enforce effective measures in advance to prevent this disease from spreading.

Christopher Lau

Exam worries

The final exams are coming soon. I've been losing sleep over this.

Although there are lots of people encouraging me, I still feel the stress. I got extremely poor results last term.

I'm afraid I'll get poor results again because I haven't been sleeping well.

Last year, I crammed the night before the exams and didn't have enough energy the next day.

I've promised myself to try my best this time. Stress has motivated me to be stronger. My family has high expectations and I don't want them to be disappointed. I hope I can pass my exams.

Michael Wong

Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

Teachers are heroes

When I finished the HKCEE, I started to look for a job and I found one.

I go to a primary school several days a week after school to help the pupils with their homework.

It should be an easy job but it isn't! My students won't follow my instructions and they keep making a mess in the classroom. I have to shout at them all the time.

I finally understand how teachers feel. Teaching is really a daunting task but I'll never give up. There are lots of teachers who are heroes. Students, respect our teachers more and stop making trouble. Give our teachers a break!

Cheng Wan-yan

Heated argument

June 1 was No Air Conditioners Day.

Our school did not turn on the air conditioners on that day. The idea of this programme is great.

But if temperatures are too high, students won't be able to concentrate on their work.

I think that when people don't need the air conditioners, they should turn them off.

This is better than just telling people to turn them off for a day.

The government should appeal to people in offices and schools to turn off the air conditioners when they finish work.

Lam Pui-shan

Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chun Yiu Memorial College

World Cup is here!

Four years have passed and the World Cup is here again.

I'm really looking forward to watching it. World Cup players want to show their skills so that if they do well they will attract the attention of the big soccer clubs.

Although the World Cup is exciting, we shouldn't forget that other family members may not want to watch it. For example, my mother and I have already discussed our TV watching time table.

Jerry Kong Cheuk-yin

Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School


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