This year, our Halloween celebrations started with a roll of the dice. Our NET teacher modified 'trick-or-treat' into a game, which was used on our English Speaking Day on October 28. If the dice landed on 'treat', the students would have to say a Halloween-related word to win a sweet and a sticker. If it landed on 'trick', the students would have to create a word using a Halloween-related word to win a sticker. The class with the most stickers would win. As an English Ambassador playing the game with students, I was touched by the experience. I had never seen students so eager to play a game, and even when they lost they did not give up. They tried their best to learn English. I thought the Form Five students would make fun of us because the English Ambassadors were only third formers, but they, too, joined in. Sometimes they made silly comments, but we were so involved in the game that we didn't mind. We also had fun making our own scary costumes in art class. Although my aim was to help others, the activity helped enhance my confidence in speaking English. Alan Ng Chun-lam Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary School My schooL'S annual athletic meet was held at Yuen Long Stadium on October 28 and 29 (pictured above). Our principal, Dr Wong, kicked off the proceedings by hoisting the school flag. Athletes took part in different events. On the track, they ran as fast as they could. On the field, participants were jumping, shot-putting and throwing the javelin or the discus. In the stands, the cheering groups of the four houses encouraged their members by chanting slogans and beating drums or plastic bottles. The closer the athletes got to the finish line, the louder the cheers were. The events were so exciting that the spectators couldn't remain seated in the stands anymore - they came down to the track to support their friends and classmates. We were honoured to have one of our former students, Dr Albert Chui Ka-keung, to present the trophies at the prize-giving ceremony. Green House won the overall championship. The boys' and girls' titles went to Yellow House and Red House, respectively, while Blue House won the cheering group prize. Whenever one house received a prize, the other houses congratulated the winner. This showed not only sportsmanship, but also appreciation of others' success and hard work. Jason Cheung, F. 6S Shung Tak Catholic English College Things were different in our school on November 1. Three foreigners were strolling around, there were a lot of English posters, the morning assembly and announcements were in English, and teachers and students were chatting in English. It was the first of the three English Activity Days. Every student had an English Activity Days Passport, which contained certain tasks with guidelines. The tasks included 'Talking to the Ambassadors', 'Game Stalls' and 'Riddles', which were held during lunchtime at the playground. Several booths were set up and there were long queues. Once students finished a task, they would receive a chop in their passports. Chops could be accumulated during the three days. When students had a certain number of chops, they could opt for some gifts. The more chops they received, the bigger their gift was. Other activities such as a book exhibition and movie and song appreciation were also popular. Students could learn English everywhere. Even at the tuck shop, there was a list of food items in English. If students ordered food or beverages in English, they would be given sweets. Three foreigners were invited to attend lessons with a group of junior students. They had organised some fascinating activities, which helped us learn English in a fun way. Senior students had the chance to speak to the foreigners during recess and lunchtime. It was good for a school, where Chinese is the medium of instruction, to have such a well-organised English event. I hope the school will arrange more cultural exchanges with foreigners. Carol Yu Hau-yin, F. 7B Kowloon True Light Middle School Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School held its 31st annual athletic meet on October 20 and 28 (left). A total of seven new records were set, with St Mark winning the overall championship. The highlights of the competition were the 3,000- and 5,000-metre races, in which some 70 runners, including the principal, teachers, students and old boys, took part. The meet ended on a high note with a performance by the school's brass band.