Chinese YMCA Secondary School
The school opened its innovative English Corner (E-Corner) on February 20. An ordinary classroom was converted into a 'groovy home' for students to create a relaxed and fun environment.
The learning resources include board games, movies, storybooks and comics, and all students are welcome to use them. This creates an interest in English, while having fun.
The junior students all enjoy studying there.
During lunchtime and after school, English Ambassadors from Form Three and Form Four help students use the facilities and maintain the rule of 'speak only English'.
Interesting games are held regularly, and continuous participation earns points in the Challenge Log Book, which can be exchanged for sounevirs. The E-Corner lives up to the belief that 'English should not be bound to classrooms'.
Christine Lai Yan-yin
Ning Po No 2 College
Students displayed impressive sportsmanship at the school's Sports Day held at the Kowloon Bay Sports Complex on January 7 and 10.
The stands were filled with loud, enthusiastic supporters, especially for the defending champions Virtue. The competitions included various athletic events. The athletes showed great determination to win, and some were truly outstanding. The overall inter-class champions were 6S, while Virtue were crowned house champions once again.
On the second day, Perseverance lived up to their name by snatching the title away from Virtue. The colourful and exciting day came to an end with a lion dance in front of the principal and VIPs.
Online English Debating Competition
Lee Kau Yan Memorial School of Hong Kong and Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School of Malaysia took part in the opening debate of the second Inter-City Online English Debating Competition on February 22.
Students from both schools spoke on the motion 'A violent sport such as boxing has no place in today's society and should be banned'.
The adjudicators were Alexander Kitingan and Melinda Tong in Sabah, and Peter Broe, of the Education Bureau, and Peter Crisp, language co-ordinator of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
More than 200 primary and secondary students, parents, VIPs and teachers of both schools made up the audience.
After an excellent debate, Lee Kau-yan emerged the unanimous winner. Mr Broe also commended Sabah's approach to the topic. Jessica Lee of Sabah and Jennifer Li of Lee Kau Yan received the Best Speaker awards.
Later, Secondary One students from Lee Kau Yan presented a dramatised choral speaking performance with students from two local primary schools.