Silver jubilee celebrations at Chong Gene Hang College have brought teachers and students closer together. Run by the La Salle Brothers, it was the first secondary school established in Chai Wan. It recently celebrated its 25th year and highlights of the 'birthday' programme included Students' Week and an Open Day. Officiating at the opening ceremony was Professor Cheng Kai-ming, the dean of the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheng praised the school for having achieved balanced development. He said Chong Gene Hang College offered a disciplined, yet free environment for students. He also praised the school for encouraging students to face challenges with courage. In his address, principal Ho Kong-hin emphasised the spirit of freedom at the school and the important relationship between students and teachers. Staff and pupils took part in a series of activities including games, quizzes, debates, soccer matches and tennis games. However, it was the egg-throwing event which attracted the most attention. Eggs were placed in containers designed by students and then dropped to the playground from the fifth floor of the school building. The winners were those students with eggs still intact. Challenging debates between teachers and students also provided much interest. The Open Day in fact continued for two days and featured stalls set up by various clubs to disperse information about their activities. Members of the Soccer Club registered a hat-trick of wins, while gun club members displayed their shooting skills. Thirty teachers were awarded long-service mementos in recognition of their contribution to the school. It was encouraging to learn that more than 10 teachers had been at the school for periods longer than 20 years. On the second day of the event, a dinner for old boys was organised to give alumni an opportunity to exchange experiences and opinions. The anniversary celebrations not only helped students and teachers gain a better understanding of each other, but also enhanced students' sense of belonging to the school. We are more prepared than ever to face the challenges that lie ahead. Kei-yan is a sixth former at the above school.