A survey of students' eating habits has won a school a government environmental award. Pupils at the Buddhist Leung Chik Wai College were among the winners of the 1995-96 School Environmental Award Scheme. Other winners were TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College, whose project was a school garden, and SKH Kei Hin Primary School (a wall-painting). The Leung Chik Wai college survey found that students preferred low-fat foods, including nuts and bread, to higher-cholesterol treats like chicken wings. Veda Yuen Hau-sze, a sixth-former at the Buddhist college, told Young Post: 'While working on the project, I got to learn more about environmental protection. I share the responsibility to keep our planet green and I think other classmates have the same feeling too.' TWGHs Wu York Yu Memorial College students planted flowers in their gardens to brighten up the school environment. The wall-painting by SKH Kei Hin Primary School students explored the theme of environmental protection. Eleven other outstanding projects were selected from submissions by more than 60 schools. Lin Ting-yan and Ma Ching-yan, Primary Six students at SKH Kei Hin Primary School, were appointed as Junior Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors. Ting-yan said: 'If there's the chance I will participate in environmental protection activities at secondary school and continue to tell friends and relatives the importance of environmental protection.' TWGHs Wu York Yu Memorial College geography teacher Leung Kai-wing was named Outstanding Teacher. 'In Hong Kong, there aren't any fixed classes for environmental protection,' he said. 'It is spread among various subjects, such as biology and geography. We [teachers] pick out all the relevant chapters of these subjects and arrange activities accordingly. 'For example, if we know Form Three will be taught about deforestation in March, we can organise activities like recycling paper at that time, so that the students can apply what they have learned in the lessons.' Ray Tse Chee-on, convenor of the Education Working Group of the Environmental Campaign Committee which organises the awards, said: 'The projects were both creative and innovative.' The committee was set up by the Environmental Protection Department. The awards' goal was to teach students to respect the Earth and not only preserve the environment, but work to improve it, Mr Tse said. He said future activities would include Outward Bound programmes. Outstanding Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors and teachers will visit the mainland this summer on a study tour. Meanwhile, the students' projects have been displayed in an exhibition at Lok Fu Shopping Arcade. For 1996-97, a total of 2,511 ambassadors have been recruited from 239 primary and secondary schools.