ACTIVE participation and hard work. These are two important ingredients to living a successful life, said Professor Tam Sheung-wai recently at the speech day of Bishop Hall Jubilee School. Prof Tam is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As the school's guest-of-honour, he spoke of the difficulties facing the territory in the next few years. ''Political awareness and participation should not be the business of politicians alone. We should not be passive. There must be a new spirit and outlook to meet the new environment and the ensuing challenges.'' However, the individual must also play a part in assuming his or her responsibilities. He urged the students to think and participate more. ''Teachers and training must be supplemented by one's own hard work; to practise what was learnt, to establish one's personality and to identify one's interest.'' There must be ''extra-curricular activity in preparation for participation in society''. Bishop Hall Jubilee School encourages its pupils to look beyond the narrow confines of academic achievement. Although the school sent 30 of its young men and women to the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University this year, Bishop Hall is also keen to nurture its charges' spiritual welfare. It has extensive connections with local churches through the school council and operates a full religious calendar. The accomplished dance team has been active in showcasing the school's athletic nature. In the last Schools' Dance Festival, Bishop Hall managed to take home the first runner-up position in the overall challenge. The team has also been invited to perform at Regional and Urban Council functions, at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club and on several television programmes.