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PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 February, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 February, 2011, 12:00am

Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College

To celebrate its silver jubilee, Po Leung Kuk 1983 Board of Directors' College held a Musical and Variety Show on January 25. About 800 guests, parents, teachers and students gathered in Tsuen Wan Town Hall to enjoy the entertainment.

The show began with a short, unaccompanied performance of Happy Birthday. Guest-of-honour Tai Keen-man, RTHK's assistant director of broadcasting (radio), accompanied by college principal Hui Wing-ho and other guests, officiated at the opening.

Students were given an opportunity to showcase their talents in dancing, and choral, orchestral and other musical performances. The school choir, handchimes choir, Chinese orchestra and winds orchestra all showed the audience their skills.

The school dance teams, teachers and parents also put on a lively performance which was well-received. The fun and excitement of all these acts really made the evening a big success.

After the interval, it was time for the school musical, which drew the biggest applause of the night. The musical was created with a theme of 'Dancing Dreams', reflecting the scope of the students' learning abilities and their moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development. The cast sang and danced their way through the show, bringing a delightful atmosphere to the evening.

The evening ended with all the performers, stage crew, choir and teachers singing The Greatest Love of All. Guests then toasted the success of the show, marking the end of an unforgettable night.

Christian Alliance S. W. Chan Memorial College

On January 19, our school held a 'Hunger Banquet' to experience what it is like to live in the developing world.

The aim of the activity was to illustrate the inequality of world resources and show the difference in the lives of the rich and the poor.

First, we listened to talks about the distribution of world resources, and causes of hunger. Then we had a quiz and 'earned' money if we got the questions right.

The second round was about 'working for money'. My class was chosen to pick beansprouts. We picked almost 100 beansprouts, but we only got HK$10. We all felt very angry because we worked hard for an unreasonable wage. It was easier to earn money in some of the other jobs and we felt this was unfair.

Finally, we were divided into poor and rich. I was one of the students in the 'poor' group. We only had two pieces of bread and a 'green banana' to eat. We didn't complain even though the food did not fill us up, because we only had to be hungry for half a day. This is in contrast to 85 per cent of people in the world who are worried about what they are going to eat.

I gained a lot from this activity. I learned that we have to be thankful for having enough. We live in Hong Kong not because of our wealth or knowledge, but because we are lucky. I also learned that we can solve unfairness through sharing. If everyone understands 'it is more blessed to give than to receive', we can create a new and fairer world.

Winson Fung

CMA Secondary School

CMA Secondary School's annual Music Day was held on January 4 at the auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club. Many of the school's budding musicians took part in individual and inter-class singing competitions.

C AllStar and Jonathan Wong, prizewinners of the Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation, were invited to be guests-of-honour and judges. Parents and teachers, including supervisor Vitus Szeto-kin, were also present to enjoy the students' performances.

The school's Music Day is not only a platform for students to showcase their musical talents and win prizes. The event also serves to promote a 'healthy school culture' by motivating students.

A festive atmosphere prevailed during the lively singing competitions. Each competitor, whether in team or individual events, tried hard to impress the audience and the judges.

The school's professional CMASS Production Crew was responsible for staging the event, which was a great success.