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PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 June, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 June, 2009, 12:00am

Shau Kei Wan East Government Secondary School

The school's annual Open Day, held on April 30, was a huge success.

This year's theme was 'Power up junior learners, develop basic competency' and the students' work and achievements were on display.

Workshops and laboratory demonstrations were prepared especially for primary schoolchildren to provide them with practical experience of some of the subjects studied in secondary school.

Visitors tried their hand at dissecting mice in the biology laboratory and took part in creative games designed by the students. In the home economics room, the students demonstrated how to cook up some delicacies.

Students also held a fashion show to show off their own designs using fellow students as models.

On the basketball court, the Scouts showed visitors how to tie knots, set up a tent and cook outdoors.

The public gained a better understanding of the school, which strives to help students develop their full potential.

Many visitors attended the event, including Primary Six students and parents.

Our school prefects gave them a tour and introduced them to our school and they did an excellent job.

Stephen Cheung Ho, 4B

Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School

Teachers at Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School hosted fun English games during class recently.

In a game called Celebrities, based on the television show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Secondary Four and Six students had to answer questions about various celebrities. Questions included 'Which sport is Tiger Woods famous for?' and 'Who played the title role of Ip Man in the movie?'.

In a Secondary One class, students learned the names of animals, the different parts of their bodies and the sounds that they make in a PowerPoint presentation.

In another Secondary One class, students had to find their way around Tai Po Waterfront Park with English directions on a map.

School principal Lee Chi-sam encouraged teachers to hold more fun and practical English lessons in the future.

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals schools

Eighteen secondary schools of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) organised the large-scale Joint Secondary Schools Visual Arts Exhibition from May 8-10 at Hong Kong Central Library.

Guangzhou No 109 Middle School, sister school of TWGHs Sun Hoi Directors' College, was also invited to participate in the exhibition to encourage artistic exchange between Hong Kong and mainland students.

More than 1,000 pieces of artwork were on display, including Chinese and western paintings, calligraphy, sculptures, mosaics, graphic designs, 3-D designs and comics. The artworks displayed the new generation's talent and creativity.

Themes such as the relationship between humans and the environment, the financial crisis, technology, fine cuisine and the Hangzhou historical study tour illustrated the students' accomplishment in art education.

Tung Wah advocates all-round education for students with art education being an essential element. Students were thrilled with the exhibition and found it a lively way to learn about the arts.