“Courtesy and Manners in True Light” Programme – Chinese Speech Contest and Booth Games
On 3 December, our Chinese Department organized the “Courtesy and Manners in True Light” Programme – Chinese Speech Contest, which showcased the fruitful achievements of S4 students. After having studied the classic “Shishuo” (Discourse on Teachers), each student first wrote her own speech on the topic “Respect for Teachers.” Then, each class formed a think tank to review and edit peers’ scripts, and finally, students expressed their views on the podium on the day of the contest.
This contest featured a “Most Popular Speaker” award, which was voted on by students. The champion, first-runner-up, second runner-up, and merit awards were selected by professional judges, including the chief judge, Barrister Mr. Tsang Chong Lian Conan, and Ms. Lam Wing Yan and Ms. Lau Ching Tim Claudia, our alumni who are currently studying Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
On the day of the contest, students on stage delivered their best performance; students off stage actively participated in interactive games. This event not only helped students improve their speaking skills, but also prompted them to reflect on the traditional Chinese ethos of respecting one’s teachers.
In addition to the Chinese Speech Contest, there was also game booths on the same day, where students recited Chinese classics related to “benevolence and respect” to deepen their understanding of the core value of “Li” (rites). Besides, the booth also featured movable type printing for students to make bookmarks while learning about the four great inventions of ancient China.