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 Issue: November 28, 2014   (Archive)
Friday, November 28, 2014   

The Standard is proud to announce it is once again organising the Liberal Studies Writing Competition. This is a chance for students to express their thoughts on things happened in their daily lives as well as improve their writing skills. Not only will their English essays be polished throughout the competition, students are also encouraged to research and respond to hot news and social affairs so as to improve their confidence on learning Liberal Studies.This year, we are expanding the competition to include a section for primary school students. In addition to awarding prizes to students for good written work, the schools that submit the most entries will also be awarded a prize. Well-written essays will be published every day in The Student Standard and the Junior Standard. The students that have their work published will be automatically entered in the final to compete for the Grand Champion trophy and also the chance to win fabulous prizes

Student awards

All participants will be divided into two sections: Primary school and Secondary school. The ten best pieces of writing from each section will be selected to compete for the Grand Champion, First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up prizes. There are two submission deadlines depending on which Liberal Studies category the students wish to write about (refer to the submission schedule below).

School awards

As well as rewarding students for good written work, the schools that have a high participation from their students will also be recognised. The school with the most competition entries throughout the whole competition will be awarded the School Champion prize in each section. We sincerely invite all teachers to encourage their students to actively participate in the competition.

Essay Types

LLiberal Studies tackles a wide range of topics from everyday life. The written work students submit can be in different formats, e.g., book review, movie review, travelogue, opinion piece and so on (note: fictional writing will not be accepted). The students must decide which category their writing fits in and submit within the pre-set time period as follows:

Submission period 1 Dec 2012 - 31 Jan 2013 1 Feb 2013 - 30 Apr 2013
LS Categories Personal Development & Interpersonal Relationships (個人成長與人際關係)

Hong Kong Today (今日香港)

Modern China (現代中國)
Globalisation (全球化)

Public Health (公共衛生)

Energy Technology & the Environment (能源科技與環境)

Result Announcement:
Primary School Section Grand Champion Chow Siu Yeung - Hennessy Road Government Primary School PM (Class 5P)
軒尼詩道官立小學(下午)5年級P班 周兆陽
First
Runner-Up
Lee Sin Mei - The Hong Kong Institute of Education Jockey Club Primary School (Class 5B)
香港教育學院賽馬會小學5年級B班 李善美
Second
Runner-Up

Kylie Chong - Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (Class 5D)
保良局蔡繼有學校5年級D班 莊欣熙
School
Champion

Yan Chai Hospital Law Chan Chor Si Primary School
仁濟醫院羅陳楚思小學
Secondary School Section Grand Champion Claudia Tam - West Island School (Class 11T2)
西島學校11T2班 譚敏瑤
First
Runner-Up
Denise Chan - Marymount Secondary School (Class 2D)
瑪利曼中學2年級D班 陳樂妍
Second
Runner-Up

Sum Sze Wing - St. Rose of Lima's College (Class 4E)
聖羅撒書院4年級E班 沈思穎
School
Champion

Hong Kong International School
香港國際學校


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