An inter-primary school English singing contest was organised recently by a group of students from the Community College of City University to raise funds for the deaf. Six primary schools, two of them international, took part in the event, which was aimed at raising funds for the needy as well as providing a chance for the primary students to practise their English. Four students from the Community College organised the contest as part of their final year project, raising $14,000 for the Hong Kong Association for the Deaf. 'We realised that the deaf in Hong Kong do not receive much consideration from the public. By holding this event we hope to raise people's awareness of the handicapped and to collect funds for them,' said Joanne Lo Lok-yan, 20, one of the student organisers. Apart from the charity aspect, the students came up with the idea of an English singing contest so the primary school students could show off their singing talents while improving their language skills in an interesting and creative way. The contest opened with a group of volunteers from the Hong Kong Association for the Deaf performing a pop song in sign language. There were about 400 people in the audience and many imitated the signs. The winner of the event was the CCC Wan Chai Church Kei To Primary School choir, who performed Let Our Love Overflow Everywhere. The first runner-up was the choir from Christina Alliance PC Lau Memorial International School, who sang His Children Everywhere. The second runner-up was St Peter's Catholic Primary School who sang Somewhere Out There. The other three schools that took part in the contest were Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School, St Margaret's Co-educational English Primary School, and Yew Chung International School.