Teamwork wins Maryknoll trophy

STUDENTS of Maryknoll Convent School proved their high standard of teamwork and efficiency in winning the Joint School Librarianship Competition.

They were determined to win, as they had come second in the competition last year. ''We were full of confidence this year,'' said team member Margie Chan.

The team comprised about 10 student librarians, mostly from Form 4. They told Young Post after the competition that they were pleased with their performance, especially in the Quiz and Case Study sections.

''We had to be really alert and answer fast in the quiz because the standard of the competitors was so high,'' said Candy Lau, an arts student.

Candy said the girls had worked very well as a team in the overall performance.

The team members were also grateful to their Library Club president, Tina Li Wai-kwan, for training them.

Fourth-former Wai-kwan said they started preparing for the contest two months ago, with daily training sessions in the final two weeks.

''It was a keen competition and our members performed well, even though we were a bit nervous,'' said Wai-kwan.

Coming second and third, respectively, were the defending champion Diocesan Boys' School (DBS) and St Paul's Secondary School.

Cheng Man-wai, the DBS Library Society vice-chairman, said he was happy with his team's performance, even though they came second.

The competition, which is in its seventh year, was jointly organised by Diocesan Boys' School, Maryknoll Convent School, Po Leung Kuk Centenary College, St Paul's Secondary School, and Yu Chun Keung Memorial School.

The contest was in six sections: compulsory questions, index card filing, presentation of school library, book processing, case study and quiz.

Sixth-former Man-wai, who was also the organising committee chairman, said the response was encouraging as 15 schools took part. Last year, 12 schools attended.

The annual event is aimed at encouraging student librarians to know more about library knowledge and provided an opportunity for them to deepen their knowledge.

It also offered a chance for students to exchange views on librarianship, Man-wai added.