Clementi Secondary School Clementi Secondary School held its annual swimming gala at Victoria Park on October 17 under a light breeze and sunny weather. The students were nervous and excited. Everyone was determined to win and was prepared to give it their best. 'On your marks!' shouted the referee as the athletes crouched into position. When the whistle penetrated the air, the swimmers flew through the air gracefully and plunged into the water with ease. They raced towards the finish line. Those who came first were jubilant. Man House won the girls' open relay, while Hang house won the boys' open relay. The most fascinating part of gala was when the cheerleading contest began. Each house did their best to impress the judges. They screamed and danced to the amusement of the audience. Some house members got into the act, too. Ngan Choi-chik, chairman of the Alumni Association, was the guest-of -honour at the prize-giving ceremony. Shun House won the cheerleading contest, the inter-house boys' championship, the inter-house girls' championship and the inter-house overall championship. Leung Ho-hin was declared best male swimmer and Ching Yan-ming, the best female swimmer. Hon Wah College Hon Wah College has been holding an English Speaking Day every Friday for students aiming to improve their English. Organised by the English Society, pupils are given a topic to discuss with their classmates and teachers. As most are too shy to speak English, the school has come up with a system that rewards students every time they take part in the discussion. Students collect 'chops' on their report cards and once they have accumulated enough, they get a small prize. It is too early to say whether English Speaking Day will be a success, but more students are willing to speak English now. Fun activities, such as phonic bingo, tongue twister and song dedication, are also organised on the day to improve students' English skills. Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School Hundreds of swimmers, cheerleaders and house officials took part in Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School's annual swimming gala, held on October 21 and 22 at Yuen Long Swimming Pool. Law Wai-man broke the boys' Grade A 50m and 100m backstroke records, while Wong Hoi-yung rewrote the fastest times in the girls' Grade A 50m and 100m breaststroke. In addition, Mok Ho-chung (5E) made history with a new boys' Grade A 21m backstroke record. The overall championship title went to Honesty House, while Progress took honours for having the 'highest spirit' and 'best decoration'.