Talent in full flow at school
QUEEN Elizabeth School students did the school proud by displaying their talent and skills at the open day held recently in the school hall.
There was much festivity in school as the hall was packed with guests and visitors including principals, teachers and students of other schools, parents and old students.
The students' dedication and hard work and the close supervision of the staff concerned were all rewarded.
''We are going to embark on a spectacular project - to celebrate the school's 40th anniversary. Today's open day is only one of the celebrations,'' said principal Chan Ping-tat.
''To meet new challenges facing the school, students ought to rise above themselves.'' The two-day event was kicked off by the principal and chairmen of the Parent-Teacher Association and the Old Students' Association with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
There was full coverage of the rich and colourful school life as a total of 37 clubs and societies put up board displays and stalls.
Two special displays captured visitors' attention. A real campsite on stage gave visitors a glimpse of student life in an outing.
Equally impressive was the inspiring scene of the underworld put up by the Drama Club.
Junior students certainly found the Game Association stall irresistible as they could watch their favourite Japanese cartoon, Dragon Ball , and come face-to-face with their idols in the form of models and flash cards.
Chessboard puzzles and computer games were good mental exercises.
The introduction of the school with colourful graphics was another innovation of the Computer Club.
Other demonstrations included the use of marbling by the Art Club, first-aid and life-saving techniques by the Youth Red Cross and Life Saving Club and the use of solar power by the Mathematics and Science Association.
On the academic side, freedom and democracy were vividly depicted at the History stall through a detailed account of the wave of democratic movements in Eastern Europe, culminating in the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunion of East and West Germany.
Visitors all left the school with handfuls of souvenirs - key chains, book marks, name cards, badges and cartoon figures.
Mr Wan is a teacher at the school