Congratulations to Edmund Wu 6B whose fiction was shortlisted by this year's Hong Kong Young Writers Awards (Group 2).
I attended the ceremony today (22 Mar) at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park's Charles K Kao Auditorium with Edmund and his father. I could see that this competition was managed in a very organized manner and it truly honours the competitors. The atmosphere there was very grand and encouraging.
It is a big achievement in this prestigious competition having been shortlisted. Edmund's work was among the top eight in Fiction Group 2. He received a "Highly Commended" certificate, the official anthology with his work in, and a pen as souvenir.
It was the experience that matters - seeing the professional organizer's handling of the competition and the ceremony truly inspires one to feel that creative writing in English is still being very well respected in Hong Kong.
I hope more students from our school can join this event next year. Good job Edmund, and keep going everyone!
Dr H C Lee
On 10 March, thanks to School Supervisor Mr C K Tsang's connection, 28 fortunate schoolmates, Vice Principal Ms Chan and a handful of English teachers were chosen to visit the renowned Hotel ICON and PolyU's School of Hotel and Tourism Management to go with this year's FDA theme! Below are some of the reports from our satisfied participants! For more pictures, please visit our gallery.
Today (10 March), some of my classmates and I were lucky to be chosen for visiting Hotel ICON and PolyU's kitchens. During the visit, we have had Dr Mackenzie and a lady touring us around the places. I had a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed the trip, too!
When we arrived, Dr Mackenzie gave us a brief introduction of the hotel and the school. He also told us about his career in Food & Beverages industry. He has been a chef for 20 years; he’s also a manager and a teacher of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management in PolyU.
Firstly, we visited the Pastry, the Chinese and Western kitchens. The dishes looked tasty and the kitchens were filled with wonderful smell.
Secondly, the female staff member led us to the hotel and showed us the restaurants. The restaurants were stylish, hygienic and clean. I think the most interesting restaurant out of all should be the “Garden Restaurant”. It has awesome-looking interior designs including a wall decorated with hundreds of different kinds of plants on it.
Last but not least, Dr Mackenzie made a speech and told us everything about PolyU’s School of Hotel and Tourism Management. He shared with us a lot about what to do being a student of that academy.
We enjoyed and learnt a lot from this valuable trip. I am looking forwards to visiting the school and hotel again and hope that I can see Dr Mackenzie and the lady in my next trip!
Lucas Martins 5B
Did you miss last Sunday's (6 Mar) RTHK3 radio programme "The Sunday Smile" or would you like to listen to it again? Here please find the link to this programme where our P.1-2 boys talked about a very interesting topic - Easter Food!
Our part starts from 8:12 to 10:42.
Enjoy the show!
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