Thinking back now, the love of students to their mother-school was clearly seen as I heard old-boys chat about their time studying in Ying Wa, they still remember the nicknames they called each other back then! This event was a perfect celebration for the completion our swimming pool, as it made the Ying Wa family come together and complete a challenge. I could feel the bonding between the participants when the drone flew down and cooled us down, we all cried 'ahhhh' as we felt the breeze on our faces. This event is definitely a huge milestone in the history of Ying Wa!
(Written by Tom Kwok, Graudate 2016)
(For Guinness World Record day at Ying Wa, 24 June 2017)
I saw familiar faces, welcoming me as if family, friendly and radiant...
I was back home at last.
I was back with my old friends, back with my brothers, that sense of belonging seized all the nerve and anxiety I had at first.
Just standing there, memories of the past swarmed into my brain. The day when I first stepped foot into the lobby, it all seemed not long ago, as if it was just yesterday.
Today we were back together, our friendship bonds still glistening despite us being in different schools. Our truest smile reflected the everlasting friendship in our hearts. Although we have changed a lot throughout time, we remain united and harmonious in our souls.
Under the blazing heat, our faces glimmered with beads of trickling sweat, cheeks reddened and scorched from the punushing sun. However, our spirits stayed strong, to complete the Guiness World Record. In the glorious singing voices, I indeed found myself back home.
That same old metal gate, the beginning of my magical journey.
(Written by Oscar Au, Graudate 2016)
In the morning of that day, the school campus was swarmed by excited parents and students, and helpers who were trying their best to sort the people into groups. Each person was given a white swim cap which all of us had to put it on at the same time. At around ten o'clock, the different groups started to line up in the basketball court. Our group was among one of the first ones to arrive at the basketball court, so we had to stand under the scorching sun for a whole 40 minutes! The heat was unbearable and all of us became sweaty, but we were still in very high spirits and continued waiting.
Just before the event started, "Uncle Potato" Mr. John Tsang appeared at the balcony and waved hands to the crowd. Then, Mrs. Lam announced the start of the event and everyone wore their swim caps. It was quite an impressive sight, that the mass of black hair disappeared into the sea of white caps.
Meanwhile, Mrs Lam and Mr Cheng interviewed Mr. Tsang and the ten minutes passed quickly. There was a countdown and an official announcement that Ying Wa had broken the world record! Three cheers for Ying Wa!
Although the weather was really hot, it did not rain and there were occasional breezes. The participants were also very cooperative and everyone had a great time. I hope that there will be similar events in the near future!
(Written by Jason Chan, Graudate 2016)