Students' creative works are published
Twenty-three students from the English Schools Foundation have put together a book of articles, creative writing, poems and artwork to help promote family literacy.
The collection, Mirrors With Memories, was launched yesterday at a party at the ESF Centre in Quarry Bay. Proceeds from the book's HK$180 price tag go to Bring Me a Book, a non-profit organisation that promotes quality reading to children.
Besides promoting creativity, Mirrors With Memories also encourages students to engage in global and local issues, ESF Chief Executive Heather Du Quesnay writes in the book. Through the writing process, students can express their opinions on issues they care about.
Deep Vaze, from Island School, and host of the launch party, said he was glad to see his story published.
Deep's story is about a Uygur boy in Xinjiang, who delivers post for a living, without hope of change.
'I wrote this story in 2009. I wrote it in response to the [ethnic] tensions in Xinjiang,' said Deep. 'At the time, it was so prominent on the news.'
Deep added people write when they have something to say - and Mirrors With Memories gave young people a chance to be heard.
Julie Farrell, whose daughter wrote an article about dog cruelty, said she was very proud.
'It means a lot to her, and I know she worked really hard for this article,' Farrell said.
The book will be available at select bookstores this month. Young Post has 20 copies to give away. For a chance to win one, send an e-mail to reporters.club @scmp.com with your name, age, school and postal address