Pupils from St Paul's Co-educational College Primary School share a joke over a hot dog breakfast with a new friend from Fresh Fish Trader's School. The Kennedy Road pupils (left) were hosting a visit by 75 counterparts from the subsidised Mongkok school as part of a volunteer training workshop by the Love Faith Hope Charitable Foundation, which organises cultural and academic exchanges between children from different backgrounds. St Paul's is one of the most expensive Direct Subsidy Scheme schools in the city, while Fresh Fish Trader's mainly serves students from more humble backgrounds and last year won a high-profile battle against closure. The two groups enjoyed an English funfair, quizzes and other activities. Lai Chun-wah, a 13-year-old boy studying at the Mongkok school, said he was excited. 'The St Paul's students are nice to people and their English is good,' Chun-wah said. He added he was keen to meet foreign students to understand their cultures. Vanessa Pong, chief executive of the charity, said exposure to different walks of life was crucial to students' personal development. 'Children have to know about the reality beyond the four walls of their school,' she said. 'They need to understand that, despite differences in backgrounds, cultures and abilities, they should not feel inferior or superior. They should respect each other as equals.'