The English Team is pleased to announce that Lai Ching Kei Oliver (5G) has won the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival (HKIYRF) 2019 Creative Writing Competition, co-organised by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and One City One Book Hong Kong. As one of the 5 winners this year, his entry, “The Arrival”, will be published on the HKIYRF website.
The Team is also pleased to announce that Lai Ching Kei Oliver and Choi Wai Ching Daniel (5G) have received promising results at The Standard’s 8th English Writing Competition. The results are as follows:
First Runner-up: Lai Ching Kei Oliver
Merit: Choi Wai Ching Daniel
Category Awards: Lai Ching Kei Oliver (Sports Communication)
Choi Wai Ching Daniel (Social Issues)
Congratulations to Oliver and Daniel for their achievements.
The College is pleased to announce that out of the eight awardees of the 2019 Ten Outstanding Young People Award, two of them are our alumni. Professor Jason Yam (Class of 1998) is now the Associate Director, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, the disparity between the rich and the poor is big. The eye health of poor children is often neglected. As such, Professor Yam and his team initiated the most extensive service scheme in Hong Kong to teach children across Hong Kong to protect their eyes by enhancing public awareness, building volunteer platforms, and connecting different social sectors. In the past five years, they have provided a service for more that 20,000 grass-root families, and organized more than 170 public educational talks. In total, they reached over 30,000 parents and 2,000 teachers and social workers.
Mr Arnold Chan (Class of 2005) gave up his lucrative job in investment banking and turned to education for the underprivileged. The only reason for him to step out from his comfort zone is that he wants to give back to society by helping the underprivileged school children with the strong belief that “education changes destiny.” Arnold teamed up with a group of enthusiastic and passionate young leaders to set up Teach4HK, following the model of Teach for America. Teach4HK offers a 1-year fellowship programme to university graduates who will serve full-time in schools. While the children will directly benefit, Arnold hopes that a greater impact can be attained when the fellow teachers, with experience in teaching, will take education into account to make a difference in whatever their future career will be. At present, 36 local schools are in this programme.
Congratulations to Jason and Arnold who clearly show the Lasallian spirit of service. The College wishes them every success in their future endeavours.
The Music Team is pleased to announce that the Wind Orchestra captured a Gold Prize in the 2019 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows competition held yesterday at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. The pieces they performed were Ride by S R Hazo and Machu Picchu - City in the Sky by S Yagisawa. The performance was well received by the audience and the adjudicators.
Congratulations to the Wind Orchestra and thanks to their teacher advisor Mr Wan, Mr Lam, conductor Mr Ngai and all parent and Old Boy supporters.
The Music Team is pleased to announce that the Chinese Orchestra captured a Gold Prize in the 2019 Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows competition held yesterday at Tuen Mun Town Hall. The piece they performed was 《秦·兵馬俑》幻想曲（選段）. The performance was well received by the audience and the adjudicators. This is the twelfth year our Chinese Orchestra has been awarded a Gold Prize in this competition.
Congratulations to the Chinese Orchestra and thanks to their teacher advisor Mr Lam, conductor Mr Ng and all parent and Old Boy supporters.