THE younger generation should give thanks for what they have, according to the assistant to the Episcopal delegate for education, Lo Kong-kai. Speaking at the Kit Sam Secondary School annual speech day, the guest-of-honour said: 'For the world we are living in, we need to thank God for creating it, for the parents who gave birth to us, we need to thank for their endless love, care and patience. 'For the society in which we are enjoying everything, we need to give thanks too.' Mr Lo encouraged students to have confidence in themselves and the future, comparing school to a race. 'Students who do not have satisfactory results in lower forms need not worry. It is just the beginning of the race and you have time to overtake the others in later years. 'With confidence and hard work, you can keep up with those who are outstanding all the way through,' Mr Lo said. In her annual report, principal Li Mak Lai-ying said the school aims to encourage balanced development of the students in the moral, academic, spiritual and cultural aspects. The school organised various activities promoting civic education. These activities included the best citizen competition and a variety of exhibitions. Mrs Li also praised those students who actively participated in civic activities. 'Their enthusiasm would not only benefit themselves, but also the society as a whole,' she said. After the presentation of certificates and prizes a vote of thanks was delivered by graduating student Choi Wai-yin.