School News is compiled by student reporter Riva Hiranand
Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School
Mouele Amour and Clement Biwono from African Spiritual Ballet Drums and Dance paid a visit to the Carmel Bunnan Tong Memorial Secondary School recently, delighting students with their drumming techniques.
The members introduced African culture to Form Two and Three students through village and Christian songs.
They also taught the students simple drumming techniques and dance steps.
Students were encouraged to use anything they could find to make 'music''.
Soon the school was filled with the sound of djembe drums and Chinese gong and the banging of boxes, rubbish bin lids and chairs. There was excitement in the air.
While students took some time off regular English lessons, Form Two students used the session to pick up tips for their English musical, which involves some drumming.
PLK 1983 Board of Directors' College
Recently, our school started a campaign to raise environmental awareness among students. Students collected mooncake boxes that people discarded during Mid-Autumn Festival.
The operation was a great success. We collected more than 300 mooncake boxes. The mooncake boxes were used to play dominoes and they were arranged to form a huge sign on the playground.
We formed the Olympic equestrian logo to draw attention to the big event next year. The mooncake boxes we collected can be reused or recycled.
The message of environmental protection was brought home to our schoolmates and family.
Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School
Two former students from Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School paid their old school a visit to talk to students on the importance of balancing study and leisure, and about work experience.
Students managed to guess that Pauline was a journalist, and Brenda an IT manager in a local bank.
Pauline explained to students that being a journalist wasn't an easy job.
Pauline said journalists had to respond quickly to sudden situations, while giving accurate and concise information to the public.
She explained that to become a journalist, students should have a university degree, and it was helpful being bilingual. She also said that one needed to have spirit in the industry.
Pauline now teaches public relations at City University.
Brenda then spoke of the difficulties of working in the computing field, saying the hours were very long.
She told the students that they don't necessary have to have a university degree to get into their chosen profession, but they need to know the industry well.