A PICTURE of what St Joseph's College looked like in the past, and how it is today, as well as a glimpse of its future, were all covered in a large-scale exhibition held recently at the school. The display was part of a grand eight-hour carnival that included games and shows. Launching the event was a spectacular performance given by the school band. The colourful carnival offered a variety of entertainment and instruction, from dance, instrumental and choral performances to song dedications and a first aid demonstration. A ''video wall'' combining 16 television sets for song dedications attracted hundreds of students, who took the the opportunity to dedicate songs to friends and teachers. Over 30 counters were set up by the various interest clubs. The stalls offered games and refreshments, as well as highlighting activities of groups and clubs like Venture Scouts, Chinese Culture Society, French Club, Youth Red Cross, Bowling Club, Aquatic Club, Camera Club and the Social Service Group. Souvenirs in the form of umbrellas and note-books printed with the school's name and crest were on sale. St Joseph's College, Hongkong's first boys' Roman Catholic School, is 117 years old. The school hall was lined with over 40 display boards depicting the history of the school from 1875 to 1993. The boards also traced the development of the school's Student Union, Red Cross, Green and White Club, and Community Services Group. Photograph albums and anniversary magazines gave visitors more information about the history of the school. For badge enthusiasts, there were over 50 badges to admire, ranging from clubs to sports teams. Samson Tam Kin-sang, president of the Student Union, said the carnival was the biggest event of its kind the school had ever organised. The 29-member organising committee took three months to prepare for it. ''We hope the exhibition will give students a strong sense of identity with the school, said Samson, who has been with St Joseph's since kindergarten. The school principal, Brother Thomas Favier, said: ''Each generation of Josephians brings new insights and new energy to our school. This exhibition day is a fresh look at our college, its past, its present and even a glimpse into the future. ''I hope that all of you will appreciate the proud heritage that is ours and that you will continue as our school song urges us: To be true to our standard, be doing and daring.''