A chance to gather knowledge on environmental hygiene facilities and enjoy a challenging life-skills training camp awaits Secondary Two to Four students in the New Territories and outlying islands. The scheme is currently inviting participation and the closing date for entries is June 17. Admission is free. Organised by the Provisional Regional Council in association with the Education Department, the new health education programme is aimed at encouraging students to make good use of their environmental hygiene facilities and services. The students can then pass on the message to schoolmates, friends and family. A spokesman for the Health Education Unit of the Regional Services Department (RSD) said: 'Entrants have to attend a quiz on July 2 to test their knowledge on food and environmental hygiene, environmental hygiene facilities and services provided by the council. 'Sixty students with the highest scores will be invited to visit a number of environmental hygiene facilities and participate in a three-day life- skills training camp at the Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre from July 28 to 30,' he said. 'Students who have completed the programme will be issued a Certificate of Award. 'Furthermore, they will have an opportunity to take part in the Food Hygiene Carnival to be held in February 1999 and other education activities. Each entrant will receive a set of souvenirs during the quiz. 'Activities in the training camp include imparting knowledge on basic food and environmental hygiene; life-skill training such as communication skills, leadership, leading small groups and building self- confidence. 'It is expected that through visits and training, participating students will be more aware of the importance of environmental hygiene, be able to understand more about themselves and have their life skills further enhanced,' the spokesman said. Leaflets and application forms have been distributed to schools. For details call the Health Education Unit of the RSD on 2687 5947.