A new season of inter-school sport competitions kicks off this week, with much of the action taking place at local swimming pools. A larger question now looms: which schools will be crowned champions this year? Can anyone stop the swimming dynasties of Diocesan Girls' School and Diocesan Boy's School? Will Good Hope School and La Salle College continue to dominate the athletics races for another year? To give a boost to local schools, a TV programme featuring different school sport teams began last Sunday on TVB Jade. The 13-episode programme, which is part of the weekly show, Sports World, is sponsored by New Method College. Outstanding and interesting school sport teams are featured in the programme. TVB sport editor Raymond Chiu Chan-fai said they received a great response from the first series, which was broadcast earlier this year. 'We found that there were actually quite a lot of school teams doing really great,' he said. 'We hope more students and people will pay attention to sports activities in schools.' New Method College's principal, Raymond Wong Kwong-wai, said the school would like to lend a hand promoting sport in schools by supporting the programme. 'We think it's a meaningful programme. We received great response and positive feedback from other schools for the first series,' he said, adding that sport was a good way of boosting students' confidence. While New Method College's soccer team was interviewed in last week's episode, swimming powerhouse Diocesan Girls' School's squad will appear in the next show. Top members such as Carrie Liu Ka-lei, Chan Wing-suet and Tang Hing-ting will also be featured. The school has dominated the inter-school swimming competition for years, holding most of the inter-school records, and has been a good nurturing ground for local national swimmers, such as Robyn Lamsam and Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai. The nine-minute programme will also take viewers on a tour round schools' facilities. Last year's inter-school tennis division one champion, Heep Yunn College, and La Salle College's volleyball team will be profiled. Chiu thinks the programme is a breakthrough for local school sport. 'There was seldom secondary school sport news being reported on TV channels in the past, maybe because the standard of school sport was not good enough,' the veteran sport journalist said. 'As the school sport level has been getting better and quite a lot of top local elite athletes are actually students, people now pay more attention to school sport.' Hong Kong School Sport Federation secretary-general Silas Chiang Tak-cheung welcomes the new show. 'It's great to have such a programme. But it would be better if the programme consistently reported school sport news, including interport and overseas competitions,' Chiang said. Sports World is on TVB Jade from 3.20pm to 3.55pm every Sunday.