CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 10 November 2018

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Multi-cultural learning environment on display

HONG KONG (SE): Caritas Wu Cheung-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam held its annual open day on November 21, giving a glimpse of what students and staff say is a really happy campus.

A highlight of the day was the staging of the fourth Wu Cheung-chung Cup, which brought out the competitive spirit and school pride in students from a number of primary schools around Hong Kong.

Exhibition rooms and experiential learning workshops in metal bookmark-making and bead accessories were on show to give visitors an insight into the daily life of the students and the joyful manner in which they participate in activities.

Display boards and explanations from staff enabled visitors to learn more about the various school-based projects, as well as the New Senior Secondary Curriculum, which provides a wide variety of elective subjects.

An oriental dance performance put on by the non-Chinese-speaking students to showcase the cross-cultural spirit of the school, highlighted its multi-cultural learning environment.

Tours of the campus were conducted for visually-impaired students from Ebenezer School, Pokfulam, part of which was a hands-on involvement in the metallic bookmarks workshop.

The fourth Wu Cheng-chung Cup for primary schools in Hong Kong was held on the same day to promote a sporting culture among students and strengthen the relationship among different schools.

The event also serves as a training ground for organisation skills among the higher form students, who were given the responsibility of coordinating the competition, as well as taking care of the visiting primary school teams, in addition to looking after the visitors.

Referees from the Hong Kong Basketball Association were invited to umpire the matches. Sixteen teams from 15 primary schools competed for the gold and silver cups for boys and girls.

The Alliance Primary School, Whampoa, emerged as the gold cup boys champion and Canossa School (Hong Kong), Quarry Bay, took out the girls’ cup.

Apleichau St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School won the silver cup for boys, while the girls’ event went to Ng Wah Catholic Primary School, San Po Kong.

 

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