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Outstanding school projects selected

PUPILS from 17 primary and 23 secondary schools recently presented their projects on eye-catching display panels before the critical eyes of a judging panel in the final of the Keep Hongkong Clean school project competition.

Five outstanding projects were selected from each of the primary and secondary categories. The criteria were based on the extent of the benefit that the project will bring in relation to the keep Hongkong clean campaign; the effective use of the allocated subsidy; effective implementation of the project; and the standard of the display outlining the projects.

Speaking at the prize-presentation, the Steering Committee chairman, Mr Pao Ping-wing, said: ''The committee has always emphasised education for the younger generation and continues to organise activities specially tailored for school children to help them establish a good habit of keeping the environment clean and to raise their civic-mindedness through direct participation in these meaningful community activities''.

He was happy to see that all participants had put in a lot of effort and had organised wide-ranging activities lasting several months.

''The projects fully demonstrate the students' team spirit, as well as their planning and organisation skills,'' said Mr Pao.

Also officiating at the ceremony were the joint Urban Council/Regional Council Keep Hongkong Clean Steering Committee members, Miss Christina Ting Yuk-chee, Ms Yeung Kam-chun, Mr Ngan Kam-chuen, Mr Ting Yin-wah and the assistant director (Chief Inspectorof Schools) of the Education Department, Mr Ho Che-leung.

Winners received book coupons, electronic dictionaries and trophies. All winning and shortlisted projects were put on display at the Exhibition Gallery, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, last week.

The five outstanding secondary projects are: 1. TWGHs Lo Kon Ting Memorial College; 2 St Catherine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong; 3 St Paul's Convent School; 4. Hongkong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School; 5. Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School.

And the five outstanding primary projects are: 1. Hung Hom Lutheran Primary School; 2. Po Yan Primary School (AM Session); 3. Kei Chun School; 4. Wong Chuk Hang Catholic Primary School (PM Session); 5. Yau Ma Tei Catholic Primary School (AM Session).