Joint School Science Exhibition Cyclathon 2008 The 41st Joint School Science Exhibition Preparation Committee organised a cyclathon called Cycle Through Sports Boundaries on March 9. More than 150 students from about 40 secondary schools participated in the event. It was aimed at raising money to support scientific development in secondary schools in Hong Kong. The activity allowed students to have a day of fun cycling with their friends, and at the same time helped raise funds to organise a science exhibition later in the year. The participants began at Ma On Shan Bicycle Park and made a round trip via Wu Kai Sha. Huen Yin-fan, an award-winner at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, officiated at the start. Mr Huen commented on the innovative idea of raising funds through bike riding. He also believed it would help promote the Beijing Olympics. Many of the participants said it was a rewarding experience. Through their active participation, they helped create a better Hong Kong. St Joan of Arc Secondary School The school's wind orchestra staged a special concert in the school hall during morning assembly on January 22. The aim was to expose students to both refined and popular instrumental music. They played two pieces. The first was the soundtrack from the Harry Potter film. This was quite popular with the students. The orchestra also played the Latin dance music Tea for Two, which was the highlight of the show. While playing, the saxophonists danced to the tune and formed the shape of a 'teapot'. It was a marvellous way to interact with the audience. Conductor and music teacher, Carlos Cheng, was very committed and trained the group for weeks. It was all worth the effort as the musicians received loud applause from the audience. Their teacher encouraged the participants to continue to play wonderful music for audiences in the future. William Ng Wai-lam, Music Society chairman Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School Poverty affects many people in the world today. Twelve students from Li Po Chun United World College ran a programme about poverty for students of Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School last month. The Li Po Chun students, from countries like Tanzania, Senegal, Turkey, Japan as well as Hong Kong, conducted several activities for our students. These included a short play about Aids, famine and poverty, a presentation about what hunger and poverty are, a food hunt game and a discussion about providing the most suitable relief to victims of a disaster. The programme was initiated and co-ordinated by Suen So, a public education officer of World Vision Hong Kong and an alumnus of PLHKS. The aim of the programme was to encourage students to show concern for underprivileged people around the world. It was certainly a good way to educate students through meaningful activities.