CCC Ming Kei College On October 24, the Chunky Onion Theatre Company came to our school, CCC Ming Kei College in Tai Kok Tsui. It was the world premiere of their new play, A Christmas Carol, based on the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. Our principal, Stephen Hui, had invited the Chunky Onion group to come to our school last June. Perry Bayer, our native English teacher, arranged for them to perform this new play to tie in with the Form Four set book. My classmate and I were nervous when Mr Bayer selected us from among the volunteers to act on stage with the Chunky Onion actors. But we like acting and had been practising for the Speech Festival's Dialogue Competition so we were also pleased and excited. We played the poor Cratchit children, Peter and Martha. Chunky Onion actor, 'Outback Rick' from Australia, played our brother, Tiny Tim. Rick was amazing! It was sad when his character, Tiny Tim, died and turned into a tiny angel. We liked it when we danced with the actors to the song, Santa Claus is Coming to Town. We also had to sing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. It was a great learning experience - we knew the melodies, but we didn't know the words well until the actors taught us. Our favourite part of the show was when the miser, Scrooge, was shown his younger self by the Ghost of Christmas Past. Young Scrooge tried to date Fanny. It was funny that Young Scrooge looked like a nerd. Then Fanny left Scrooge to run away with a rich man who could buy her big Christmas presents. Fanny was gorgeous but greedy. Our fellow students really liked the play. They called out answers when the actors asked questions. They concentrated hard on the story of the drama, too. Lincoln Mak and Vincent Yuen Form 3E Sheung Shui Government Secondary School Our 15th annual Sports Day was held on October 9 and 10 at the North District Stadium in Sheung Shui. The weather was perfect - a gentle breeze and cool temperatures. Principal Leung Man-wai started off the event with a speech on holistic education. After that, the deafening cries of the cheering teams of four the houses filled the air. The houses are Ai (Love), Jian (Healthy), Zhong (Loyalty) and Qin (Diligence). The guest-of-honour, Wai Kwan Hoi-yee, the former head of the school's counselling department, made a warm and interesting speech to inspire our students to persist with life-long learning. She praised our students' performance in sports, which she said reminded her of the efforts she has had to put into learning Putonghua since her retirement. She urged our young athletes to transfer their determination for success to their studies. On the field, the champions of the boys of grades A, B, and C were Lau Ka-wai, (Qin), Lam Ching-bun (Ai) and Wu Kwong-yeung respectively. For the girls, the champions of those respective grades were Lo Cheuk-man (Jian), Lau Ching-kwan (Zhong) and Wong Sze-long (Zhong). Shum Man-ching (Zhong) and Wan Lai-yan (Ai) both set new records with a time of 17.6 and 18.51 seconds respectively in the girls' Grade B 100-metre hurdle. In the girls' Grade C discus, Cheng Ka-kiu (Qin) also set a new record of 13.25 metres. The biggest cheers came from Jian House upon the announcement of the award of the Overall Championship. It is the 15th consecutive year that they have enjoyed the title. Leung Man-wai Principal Yan Oi Tong Tin Ka Ping Secondary SCHOOL On December 5 and 6, we had our school Sports Day at Tuen Mun Tang Sin Kin Sports Stadium. This year, three records were broken. It was great! I joined the 1500m long distance running event, discus and shot-put. Our school students are divided into four houses. I am in Blue House. Our house teacher, Mr Chui, led our cheering team and everyone gave great support. All houses cheered their athletes adding to the overall atmosphere. The highlight was the 2060m long distance race. All Form Five and Seven students wore their class T-shirts and brought their class flags. When they finished, everybody was cheering. Ting Lau The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Chung Chi College The 52nd Graduation Ceremony of Chung Chi College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was held at 2pm on December 7 in the Chung Chi College Chapel. This year, the college was honoured to have Professor Chan Yuk-shee, senior adviser to the president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as guest speaker. Professor Chan is also a Chung Chi graduate (1975), majoring in business administration. Professor Chan said that the main purpose of university education is to strengthen a person's own independent thinking, analytical capabilities and creativity. Professor Chan also said that always staying positive and trying one's best are important in facing challenges or adversities throughout one's career life. He encouraged graduates to find jobs they enjoy doing and also aim at life-long learning in order to keep up with the ever-changing world. There are 719 Chung Chi graduates in 2006 including 135 from the Faculty of Arts, 140 from the Faculty of Business Administration, 13 from the Faculty of Education, 70 from the Faculty of Medicine, 101 from the Faculty of Engineering, 138 from the Faculty of Science and 122 from the Faculty of Social Science. Angela Wong Chung Chi College Office Let us know When you submit stories for Happenings, please include: your name, school, date of the event, contact number, and, if possible, a high-resolution photo with a caption. Send to email@example.com Don't wait - submit your school news now!