PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 December, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 December, 2009, 12:00am

Life in Form Six can be beautiful

I am writing in response to Wong Chun-yin's letter 'Form Six blues' (Young Post, December 7). Chun-yin thinks Form Six is not a 'honeymoon year' and has found it difficult to cope with the workload.

I am a sixth-former, too, and have heard about the expression. Form Six may not be a honeymoon year, but still there are many ways to enjoy school life.

It is true we have to organise school activities while studying for the A-levels. But by joining clubs and societies, we can widen our horizons and enhance our leadership skills.

We can cope with this. We just need to strike a balance between study and extra-curricular activities. We need to have good time management and only attend tutorial classes if necessary.

Being a Form Six student is not easy, but we should find ways to make school life beautiful. I hope all sixth formers enjoy their time at school and make the most of it.

Jackie Lo Kwan-kei, Ho Fung College

Young models degrading

Young models are doing anything, at any cost, to get publicity. I know it is necessary to have publicity in the industry, but it is unnecessary to go so far.

Most publicity shots involve sexy dresses or indecent poses that spread an unhealthy message to society, especially teenagers who are easily influenced.

The models even published their photos in books and sold them at the book fair, where they were seen by many people, including children. This disrupted the healthy atmosphere of the book fair.

The unhealthy images might give young people the wrong message - being sexy helps one to become famous and popular. This degrades women.

To get publicity, young models should promote healthy messages and show their talent instead of displaying their figures.

They should try to develop an interest in healthy activities. They need to know that getting publicity by being indecent is wrong.

Phoenix Wu, Tin Ka Ping Secondary School

E-learning has its limits

Because the rising costs of textbooks are a huge burden on parents, the government has introduced a three-year trial of electronic learning.

Teachers might only use certain chapters of a textbook when teaching. But with e-books, teachers only have to pay for the material they use.

Students' school bags will be lighter because they do not have to carry so many books, which is good for their posture.

Moreover, many students are fed up with traditional, dull textbooks and worksheets.

E-books provide audio, visual and even interactive learning.

But if textbooks are to be replaced by e-books, teachers will need to know how to use a computer. Some teachers do not use computers. E-books might confuse such teachers.

E-books could also be damaged by careless students.

I prefer printed textbooks to e-books. I do not want to stare at the computer screen all day long. Plus I like to highlight important lines in textbooks to help me study, I can't do that with e-books. How would I do my revision?

Jason Chung, SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School

Leopard a top mascot for HK

I think a leopard with red, white and blue stripes is the most suitable mascot to represent Hong Kong (Brain Game, October 15).

Speed is very important to Hong Kong people - they work fast and are efficient and hard-working. The leopard is one of the fastest animals on earth so it can represent the high speed of Hong Kong life.

Pang Pei-yan, Pooi To Middle School