LAUGHTER was the key to bringing together the parents, teachers and students of the Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School during its 15th anniversary variety show. In mounting the show at Sha Tin Town Hall, the students put aside their uniforms and kicked up their heels, while singing and dancing on stage. And with the heavy attendance by parents, the students were keen to put as much effort as they could into their performance. The show this year was different to the ones held in the past, and the students looked determined to make a great success of it. It was a good opportunity for the students to show off what they have learned in school. The familiar strains of Wong Fei-hung - the legendary kung fu hero - performed by the school's Chinese orchestra, began the show. Formed in 1991, the orchestra today has more than 40 musicians. Their playing technique on the drum, gu zhang and pipa was a high note of the concert. Some of the students are in fact members of other Chinese music groups and orchestras, and have wide experience in Chinese instrumental performance. However, the orchestra's expertise on Western instruments was also put to good use in tunes like Memory and March for the Prince of Wales. The choreography during the show was another crowd-pleaser. Dressed in colourful Oriental and Western costumes, the students captivated the audience with their good looks and ability on stage. In addition to music and dance, the students exhibited their language talents with Mandarin and Cantonese recitals. A slide show detailing the school's development over the past 15 years gave parents and new students a better understanding of the school. The show climaxed with teachers and students singing together to wish the school a prosperous future. Dr Eddie Ho Kang-wai, school supervisor and director of the Baptist College's Student Affairs Office, officiated at the school's annual thanksgiving day ceremony. He highlighted the important role parents can play in their children's academic development. ''Parents should not only care about their children's academic results, but also their moral development. ''A student with the right attitude to life will find it is as important as having good academic results. ''Apart from teaching students knowledge, we should let them know their value in society.''