Painted masks, poems, posters, models of an infection-free city, anti-Sars toilets and other multi-media art were among hundreds of works produced by kindergarten, primary and secondary school students as they reflected on the epidemic that struck Hong Kong this year. Students from 146 schools created 680 works under the 'Learning from Sars and Beyond' project organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). Of them, 35 were rewarded this week, with one of the gold awards for the 'Best Project' category going to the short drama 'When Sars meets Sars' created by a group of senior form students at Queen's College who will go on a free study trip to the headquarters of the World Health Organisation in January. The group also created a Web site carrying taped interviews reflecting the feelings of various people about Sars. Also recognised were junior students at the DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School and those from the Church of Christ in China Kei Wa Primary School. Other works rewarded were made by individual students, including a colourful drawing extolling the medical profession's contributions. HKIEd organised workshops during the summer for teachers and students working on their projects. Vice-president Bernard Luk Hung-kay said: 'The most treasured part of the project is the deep reflection and active learning students experienced from the crisis.' President Paul Morris praised the creativity shown by the shortlisted entries. 'The public tends to have negative views about students and teachers. But the exhibits show extreme creativity among them, their efforts beyond examinations to express their concern and care for the community,' he said. The winning works are on show at the Hong Kong Museum of History until January 19.