Miss Wong Yuen Kei, our guest of honour of this year’s annual athletics meet, gave us a message of encouragement from her personal struggle to thrive. Miss Wong has been playing boccia since secondary school. In 2018, she came first in the Fazaa World Boccia Championship in Dubai in the individual B3 class. Yuen Kei is currently placed 12th overall in boccia worldwide. Yuen Kei advocated STAR when sharing the secret of her success: identify special strengths (S), devote time (T), being thankful for support (T), cultivate a positive attitude (A) and remember one’s dream (R). The sheer presence of Yuen Kei has spoken louder than words what it takes to follow one’s dream with an uncompromising attitude.
Despite the unsteady weather in the morning, our students maintained a high spirit in doing their best in the track and field events. To name but a few, hurdles, 100 m race, 400 m race, 1500 m race, javelin throw, discus throw, high jump, long jump and shot put. Apart from that, we were thrilled to see 4x100m relay open for teachers and students and primary school student 4x100m relay. Sacred Heart Canossian School was the second runner-up, Kau Yan School the first runner-up and Sacred Heart Canossian School (Private Section) came first. There were a total of eight primary schools from Hong Kong and Kowloon participating in the primary school relay, giving us a jaw-dropping performance of how fast primary school sprinters can be.
The teacher-student relay was yet another stunning show of strength. Many teachers formed their own teams with students: Alive, Pankhurst, Ben Fun 樂, Nightingale, Bronte, 那些年的2A, 全民造Zinc and 燃燒自己. Miss Hung Ching Ying, Mr Ben Tam, Mr Colin Lai, Mr Ted Chow, Miss Jennifier Ng, Ms Chan Ka Ling, Mr Zinc Tsang, Mr Chan Shing Wai, Ms Elaine Chan, Irene Law, Ms April Cheung and Ms Grace Au-yeung were seen dashing across the track in their relay events.
The audience was elated at the upbeat performance of Secondary 2 students’ Korean drum dance. The staccato rhythm and concerted movements gave us a new perspective of folk dance. Secondary 6’s graduation run with their teachers called for cheers. Every class put on one’s unique costume and run about hand-in-hand, adding to the zeal in the Wanchai Sportsground.
In the prize-giving ceremony, Mr Stephen Lee from the Parent-Teacher Association, Ms Lusan Hung from the Alumnae Association and Sr Veronica presented medals and trophies to outstanding athletes. House of Keller was the best cheering team as well as house champion of C Grade. House of Teresa seized house championship in A Grade and became the house overall champion. House of Curie was the house champion of B Grade. Individual champions are Chong Yui (C Grade), Cheung Phyllis (B Grade) and Chong Wing (A Grade).
In her vote of thanks, Samantha Lai, Sports society vice-chairlady, expressed her gratitude for the presence of Sr Agnes, Sr Veronica and guests. She attributed the smooth rundown to the guidance of Miss Karen Chung, Miss Hilary Chan and Mr Raymond Fong. She also extended her appreciation for the participation of the athletes from the six houses, the Student Council, the six houses, Girl Guide, Red Cross, Campus TV crew, student photographers, discipline team, the janitor staff and IT technician, student and teacher officials and teachers responsible for coordinating lunch arrangement. Without which, our athletics meet would not have made possible.