English Week at Ho Yu College and Primary School:
The main aim of English Week was to get students involved and engaged in language based task-oriented activities and also make English visible in our school.
The aim was to move English beyond the classroom to the school campus thus giving students an opportunity to truly explore English.
Why have language based games?
It is proven time and again that learning a language through activities not only boosts our confidence but also motivates and inspires us.
A variety of language based games were thought of. The games though challenging offered students a fun and relaxing atmosphere to indulge in language and not worry too much about making mistakes. Participants could throw balls, pop balloons and try their hands at creating some beautiful handicrafts among many other activities.
Our English Ambassadors played a major role in conducting all activities efficiently. Another aim was to make students feel at ease when communicating in English. They used English to ask for directions, to answer questions, to read and follow instructions.
As ours is a through train school, activities were designed for primary as well as secondary students. It was indeed a joy to see primary and secondary students mingle, communicate and accomplish goals.
We had a grand start to English Week with a high profile and glamorous inauguration in the morning assembly.
Our principal Ms. Lee giving the inaugural speech.
Ms. Liu giving a speech.
Our vice-principals and our principal are seen formally inaugurating English Week 2015-2016.
The Marching Band’s performance was a highlight at the opening ceremony.
MCs ~ Gilemmson Espiritu and Sammi Lo from 1D
Ms. Ng giving instructions to S2 students at the Word Search stall.
Our student trying a funny stunt to complete the task!
Mr. Lam seen giving instructions to a primary student.
Ms. Leung seen here with S3B.
Ms. Lee and students creating a snowman for Christmas at the Handicrafts stall.
S1 students happy with their stamps!
Catherine S1D, an English Ambassador, explaining an activity to students.
P6A Toby Fung seems thrilled with his stamps!
A busy Ms. Chau!
S1D Jacey Tan, an English Ambassador, seen assisting a student.
A student under time pressure to find letters to form a word!
Ms. Tsang giving a tongue twister to an S3 student.
Mrs. Prakash and Troy Hilario at the tongue twister stall.
S4 students enjoying the activities.
The Amazing Race brought in a lot of excitement, as it was a cross-curricular initiative while keeping English in the spotlight.
Ms. Liu with a primary student.
Ms. Chan seen here encouraging a student !
Mr. John and David, an S5 student, rattling off some funny tongue twisters!
The Amazing Race S1D team.
Mr. Lee signalling off the start to the Amazing Race.
S4 Yoyo, an English Ambassador, assisting at the tongue twister stall.
Balloon Twisting stall
English Ambassador, Leo 3A, teaching balloon twisting tricks to a primary student.
English Ambassador, Lucy S3A, giving instructions to S1 Andrew.
Drama Performance ~
Amazing Race Champions in S3 ~ S3A
Amazing Race Champions in S2 ~ S2D
Amazing Race Champions in S1 ~ S1D
Champion in Senior Secondary ~ S5A Ng Chi Wai, David
Champion in Junior Secondary ~ Troy Hilario (49 stamps)
Champion in Primary ~ P4B Cho Chun Hong (22 stamps)
Inter-class Champions ~ Primary – P4A (105 stamps); Junior Secondary – S1D (399 stamps); Senior Secondary – S5B (560 stamps)