Lydia Ho Lok-lam, Form Five student 'I was seven in 1997. I can't recall much about the handover ceremony except the faint images I saw on TV. But it was rather strange at that time because all of a sudden we were taught to sing the national anthem in music lessons. 'The change in education policy that allowed some schools to use Cantonese as the medium of instruction had a huge impact on me. I studied in one. I think it fosters a labelling culture, as if the schools that teach in Chinese are inferior to those that teach in English. 'I think the sense of belonging to the mainland remains low among my peers: I will call myself a Hongkonger. I am optimistic about the future of Hong Kong, a place that still honours freedom and integrity.'