ON previous occasions when we have made reference to students from the Island School in this column (apart from the scholastic Alice Patten, that is) it has been in connection with certain entrepreneurial activities concerned with the scalping of Rugby Sevens tickets. So it was good to drop by the kitchen at the Kowloon Shangri-La's classy Margaux Restaurant yesterday afternoon and watch pupils from the junior end of this Mid-Levels academy of learning, together with some from the Hongkong International School, diligently slaving over hot stoves under the expert tutelage of executive chef Peter Schoch, preparing a feast to set before their mums for Mother's Day. Later, as the proud mum's took their places at the restaurant and tucked into a dinner of assorted seafood on zucchini and eggplant salad, braised veal medallions and chocolate mousse timbale - lovingly served by their kids - one couldn't help feeling that they were fighting hard to hold back the tears - joyous, of course. Altogether now, ah . . . !