Nearly 100 students took part in a variety and fashion show during the 1996-97 gala evening at Yan Chai Hospital Tung Chi Ying Prevocational School. Principal Pedro Leong Iok-lon told Young Post he had only praise for his students' performances in the show. He said he hoped they could make use of this special occasion to demonstrate their skills acquired outside the classroom and understand that nothing was impossible if they kept trying. Mr Leong said: 'Aside from academics, extra-curricular activities are also central to their mental and physical development. 'So, it is a golden opportunity for students to show themselves and build up their confidence in front of an audience. 'It's interesting to note that when they come across something that fascinates them, they will contribute wholeheartedly. 'We're glad to see all have put great effort into each item.' Singing, dancing, instrument-playing, lion-dancing, Taekwondo, a fashion show and a lucky draw were crammed into the one-night show. It all ended with the laughter and applause of the well-satisfied audience. Eighteen students were chosen as 'supermodels' to display original clothing designs on stage. Chan Yueng-tuen, fashion and clothing teacher, saw the fashion show as a good opportunity for students to show off their talents. He was impressed by their creative work and said he believed most students would achieve great success in the future if they kept trying. It was the second time the school had held a fashion show. Third-former Chan Sang-lin was pleased to know that he could be one of the models in the show. He said proudly: 'I have been watching various different fashion shows on television, so I can imitate the models' gestures, their make-up and even their hair styles.' His classmate Lee Ka-wing dressed in a green jacket decorated with belts and pins, while Sang-lin wore a suit knitted with strings and featuring a number of chains. They both enjoyed the chance to find out what catwalk life was like. Both hoped to get involved in a large-scale fashion show in the future.