Buddhist Wong Fung Ling College has enjoyed a double delight. The Causeway Bay-based school not only took first place in the Buddhist Association Inter- school Story-telling Competition, but also won the most creative presentation award. Champions John Lin Shiu- cheung, 17, Rocky Fok Chun- yeung and Lee Kwun-sing, both 12, were surprised at their victory. 'I'm really happy!' Chun- yeung said, grinning. 'I didn't think that we would win as I thought some of the other teams were better than us,' he said. The three students agreed that their English skills were enhanced by taking part in the competition. Teams of Form Two students from 13 Buddhist Association schools took part in the competition. Contestants were given a prepared script of the famous story, the Emperor's New Clothes, and had to role-play it in English. To help make the story more vivid, they were encouraged to create their own costumes and props. The competition was aimed at giving lower-form students a chance to practise their oral skills and to express themselves creatively, the organisers said. Committee member and English panel head at Buddhist Sin Tak College, Emily Tan Man- wai, was astonished by the students' performances. She said although they had only several weeks to prepare for the competition, they performed unexpectedly well. Another committee member from the Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College, Angela Keung Lai- wah, said teachers could discover students' talents through this kind of competition. 'Some of the students used to be very quiet. However, through taking part in the competition, we found that they could speak really well and they were really creative.' Ms Keung also thought the students' confidence had been boosted. One of the adjudicators, Dr Philip Chan, an assistant professor at the Open University, said he was impressed by the students' performances.