A team of 151 students heading overseas to study know just what to say about Hong Kong. They will serve as 'ambassadors' A GROUP of 151 students are ready to answer just about any general question you might care to put to them about Hong Kong. They are the team of 151 Student Ambassadors, a group of students who will be going overseas for study and have been chosen for special training in order to represent the territory abroad in an informal way. The students received their 'ambassador' certificates at a recent ceremony held by the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), which organises the programme every year. Jeremy Yue was named Student Ambassador of the Year 1994 and Herwin Ng won the Poster Design Competition. The ceremony ended with a variety show on the theme 'I Have a Date with Hong Kong'. The show was prepared and performed by the Student Ambassadors, and highlighted their confidence in Hong Kong and their commitment to return to the territory to serve the community. During the programme the students took part in a series of activities designed to give them up-to-date information about Hong Kong so they can talk confidently and knowledgeably about their homeland while they are away. They attended talks on 'Shaping a Better Hong Kong', given by Dr Pun Kwok-shing, Director of Planning for the Government Planning Department, and 'The Challenges of 1997', given by Dr W. Y. Wu, a member of the Preliminary Working Committee. The students also attended a panel discussion on 'Career Prospects in Hong Kong'. Representatives from such fields as medicine, law, architecture, engineering and accountancy talked about their professions and helped out at open forum sessions. The ambassador programme included educational visits to government department, financial institutions, mass media organisations, public utilities, hotels and tourist attractions. In addition, the group of students ambassadors was taken on a visit to the world's tallest bronze, seated, outdoor Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island. On the return journey, they visited the construction site of the Tsing Ma Bridge, which forms part of the Airport Core Programme project. The majority of the 151 students will be furthering their studies in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.