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  1. All In A Day's Work: Underwater instruction

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the ocean. We are heavily involved with local schools, teaching students dive courses, ranging from open-water to rescue. Many local school students also get involved in underwater clean-up days ... Susie Gyopos Andrew Couch, PADI course director at Mandarin Divers, brings the diving experience not only to local adults but to a large number of school children. We have a wide range ...

  2. Battle of underwater robots

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit An annual competition is calling on young people to come up with innovative ideas using their science and engineering knowledge. The Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge is scheduled to be held from April 10 to 12 at City University. The contest is in its fifth year. Participants are required to design remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and complete set tasks within ...

  3. The advantages of pressure

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pressure comes in many forms, but can it actually be good for us? As students, we have the pressure of exams and homework, of socialising and from our parents. It can be both positive and negative. Take a look at peer pressure, for example. If our classma ...

  4. Unsung hero

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... three disciplines,' Bvlgari says. 'Two years ago, my PE teacher encouraged me to join the finswimming fun day organised by the Hong Kong Underwater Association. I loved this new sport, ... for this optimistic girl, says Rock Lau Chi-wai, finswimming coach at the Hong Kong Underwater Association. 'She has two finswimming training sessions a week. She laughs a lot, but she is serious during ...

  5. Students compete in sub robot contest

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Secondary school students battled it out in an underwater robot war in City University's swimming pool this week. Finalists from 19 secondary schools competed in the 4th Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge, which had a submarine rescue theme and promoted the development of technical, teamwork and critical-thinking skills. Students were required to move ...

  6. Robot team US bound after diving in at the scientific end

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Five students will represent Hong Kong in an international underwater robot competition after winning a qualifier this week. The team from Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School beat contestants from 20 other schools in the Underwater Robot Challenge. The event, organised by conservation group WWF and City University, was the regional stage of the Marine Advanced ...

  7. Underwater robot contestants aim to help preserve marine life

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung Twenty-one local school teams are going to display their innovative talents and compete in next month's third Hong Kong Underwater Robot Challenge. The competition ... with assistance from their teachers and basic tool kits provided by CityU, has designed and built small underwater remote-operated vehicles (ROVs). Eighteen teams- each with four to 12 students- attended ...

  8. Underwater challenge

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan A competition aimed at raising young people's interest in robotic technology and marine conservation was held earlier this month. The Hong Kong Underwater Robot ... plus poster design, and the performance of the robots in three underwater tasks. None of the teams completed all three tasks. 'The biggest problem that we faced while constructing ...

  9. Unsung hero

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kung Name Freeman Wong Tsz-ching School PLK Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College, Tuen Mun Grade Form Five Sport Swimming & Rugby Achievements Freeman, 16, competes in butterfly and freestyle for Sea Lion Aqua Club, in Yuen Long, and plays r ...

  10. school news

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School The Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School swimming gala was held under sunny skies at Lai Chi Kok Park swimming pool on September 22. After the opening prayer by the principal, the competition began with the hea ...




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