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Schools commended for meritorious green projects

Thirty-eight primary and secondary schools and kindergartens were commended today (May 24) at the prize presentation ceremony of the Greening School Project Award organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD). The commendations were in recognition of their meritorious green school projects and their contribution to environmental greening.

To promote green consciousness among students, the department's Greening School Subsidy Scheme provides subsidies to schools to plant more trees and shrubs in campus and to organise more greening activities, through which students' interest in and knowledge of greening can be enhanced. Awards are given to meritorious green school projects.

The Greening School Subsidy Scheme is well received as the number of participating schools has doubled since its introduction in 2000.

Speaking at today's prize presentation ceremony, a member of the Community Involvement Committee on Greening of Home Affairs Bureau, Dr Lawrence Chau Kam-chiu, said the scheme had been well received by teachers and students since its launch, with the number of participating schools increasing steadily, rising from around 300 in the first year to about 779 this year.

"The standard of green projects are on the rise. Both teachers and students are working very hard to make their schools' environment greener and more beautiful," Dr Chau said.

Other officiating guests at the ceremony were the Assistant Director (Leisure Services) of LCSD, Mr Eddy Yau Kwok-yin; the Principle Education Officer (Kowloon) of Education Bureau, Ms Chen Wai-ming; the advisers of Community Involvement Committee on Greening of Home Affairs Bureau: Mr Yeung Tsz-hei, Dr Yau Wing-kwong and Mr Chan Choi-hi.

Results of the Greening School Project Award are as follows:

Large Garden Plot Project: Secondary School Section
Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
1st Runner-up:
T.W.G.Hs. Li Ka Shing College
2nd Runner-up:
S.K.H. Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School
Merit Award:
Tuen Mun Government Secondary School
Lions College
Ng Yuk Secondary School

Small Garden Plot Project: Secondary School Section
Ho Dao College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
1st Runner-up:
B.T.C.F.S. Yeung Yat Lam Memorial School
2nd Runner-up:
Shun Tak Fraternal Association Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School
Merit Award:
True Light Girls' College
True Light Middle School of Hong Kong

Large Garden Plot Project: Primary School Section
Tun Yu School
1st Runner-up:
CNEC Ta Tung School
2nd Runner-up:
S.K.H. Yan Laap Memorial Primary School
Merit Award:
Po Kok Branch School
Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School

Small Garden Plot Project: Primary School Section
Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School
1st Runner-up:
Kwong Yuet Tong Excel Foundation Primary School
2nd Runner-up:
Kam Tin Mung Yeung Public School
Merit Award:
CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung School
HHCKLA Buddhist Wisdom Primary School
Five Districts Business Welfare Association School

Garden Plot Project: Kindergarten Section
Kam Tsin Village Ho Tung Kindergarten
1st Runner-up:
S.K.H. St. Peter's Church Castle Peak Siu Lun Court Kindergarten
2nd Runner-up:
S.K.H. Crown of Thorns Church Sadick Kindergarten
Merit Award:
T.W.G.Hs. Lai Tang Yuen Kaw Kindergarten
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong Cheung Wah Kindergarten

Tree Planting Project
Chan Shu Kui Memorial School
1st Runner-up:
Chinese Y.M.C.A. Secondary School
2nd Runner-up:
St. Francis of Assisi's College
Merit Award:
N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School
HHCKLA Buddhist Ma Kam Chan Memorial English Secondary School

Horticultural Maintenance
Tin Shui Wai Government Primary School
1st Runner-up:
Liu Po Shan Memorial College
2nd Runner-up:
NTWJWA Leung Sing Tak Primary School (TKO)
Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun
Merit Award:
Sheung Shui Church Kindergarten
Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Sau Nan Primary School

Ends/Saturday, May 24, 2008
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