Category: Service Projects

A. Mock LegCo Workshop took place on 12 April (Saturday) at Education Activities Room, 3/F, Legislative Council Complex

B. MockCourt2014–Feedbackfrom2students(2)

Reflections on RAAS Mock Court 2014: What I learnt and what I enjoyed most

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Choi Kit Yee (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)
I have learnt many things and had a lot of fun from the mock court. I learned how to work with others as we tried to find out how we could win in these two cases. Moreover, my logical thinking skills were enhanced. It is a very useful thing in our daily lives. I am glad that I had the chance to join the mock court and visit the Customs Headquarters Building. I think it was a very meaningful activity for me.

Chow Sin On (Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School)
It was my great honor to be our school’s representative to attend the Mock Court as a court clerk. Although my task was rather easy, unlike the other lawyers, I still learnt a lot after this activity.

Throughout the day, I had learnt that self-confidence is the key to success. If we are confident enough to face the audience and keep trying, we may not be the best but at least we’ll have no regrets. It was really a brand-new experience for me. I enjoyed the
part when the prosecutors and defence lawyers persuaded the judge to accept their
arguments in court. Everyone was enthusiastic during the session. All these were impressive to me.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. Mock LegCo Workshop will take place on 12 April (Saturday) at Education Activities Room, 3/F, Legislative Council Complex
Objectives: To enable students to understand the work of the Legislative Council and its Members
Programme Rundown:

1:45 pm
2:00 pm 2:45 pm 2:55 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm 4:10 pm
4:30 pm
– 2:00 pm
– 2:45 pm – 2:55 pm – 3:00 pm
– 4:00 pm
– 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration upon arrival at the Legislative Council Complex (Please assemble at Public Entrance 1, G/F, Legislative Council Complex)
Guided Educational Tour of the Legislative Council Complex Settling in Education Activities Room
Opening remarks by the Legislative Council Secretariat Miss Tania TANG and
Rotary Adopt A School Chair Past District Governor Tony WONG
Workshop on mock Council debate
by Miss Tania TANG, Senior Public Information Officer, and Mr. WONG Wai-hang, Educator, Legislative Council Secretariat

Question and answer session
Discussion on the roles to be taken by participants in mock Council debate on 10 May 2014
End of the programme

B. MockCourt2014–Feedbackfrom2students(1)
Reflections on RAAS Mock Court 2014: What I learnt and what I enjoyed most
Kong Yau Sek (Best Advocate)
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School

From this mock court, I have really learned a lot about the law. I also got to understand that law is such an interesting subject.
In the pre-trial stage, my classmates and I did not understand the procedures in court. Through two professional workshops, I started to have a better understanding about how to sue the defendant in various courts of knowledge. Approaching the competition day, we did a rehearsal and the court process was more complicated than I had imagined. Fortunately, our teachers put effort to help us, so that we began to recognise what was going on in the real court.
On the day of stepping into the court, I was very surprised that we succeeded, and beat the opponent. We learned that although a case may seem hard to solve, we can try our best to confront the difficulties and achieve our goal in the end.

Chan Pak Sum
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
From the case, I have gained a lot of experience on handling law cases. I think I would never get to learn anything about law if I had missed this opportunity.
This time, my role was the lawyer for the Defendant. The mission was really challenging for me. I needed to defend for my client in the High Court. It was such a great burden on me by that time as I was standing in the limelight of the court. Not everyone can have a chance to visit the high court, but I got to have the chance of speaking my mind in here. Therefore, I was excited about it.
Finally, our team got quite a decent result. I think the credits should be given to my teachers and legal advisors. They gave a lot of support to us. The suggestions they gave were really useful to the cases. If I could join similar events again, I think I could improve myself even further.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A. “Be Our Greening Partner”
We received information from Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau that they have launched a new TV announcement to promote the “Be Our Greening Partner” campaign.
Please click the link for details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02FGBPunk4Y

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B. Mock Court Series 2014 – Mock Court Trial at 3 court rooms of the High Court on 29 March
DG Eugene delivered an inspirational speech to students and thanked Customs & Excise officers for they volunteered to be acted as witnesses in 3 different court rooms in the Rotary Adopt A School – Mock Court 2014.
Four RAAS partnering schools and 2 Non-RAAS schools participated in the Mock Trial, namely, Cognitio College (Hong Kong), Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School, Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School, True Light Girls’ College as well as Sing Ying Secondary School and Sha Tin Government Secondary School respectively. Almost 200 people attended including Rotarians, Rotary family members and alumni.
All students and participants learned a lot after the Judges provided details feedback and very positive reinforcements to participating teams after each case trial in the 3 different court rooms.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A Green Project “Organic Farming in the City 城市有機耕種方案” on 22 March 2014 was jointly organized by RAAS Committee, Rotary Club of Guia and Rotary Club of Happy Valley

Rotary Adopt A School Chair PDG Tony Wong, RAAS Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung who is also the President of Rotary Club of Happy Valley and President Patrick Kang of Rotary Club of Guia had collaborated to carry out a Green Project by leading over 40 people inclusive of Rotarians, different representatives of NGOs such as Lions, Caritas, secondary schools, primary schools, nursery, mentally challenged association, youth association, banker, friends and family members from Macau to come over to Hong Kong for exchanging knowledge and studied various means for environment protection.
Several visits were conducted:

  • 1. Baptist Convention of Hong Kong Po Tin Kindergarten
    • The concept of “Train the Trainers” started from kindergarten! A well experience tutor presented the methods in a seminar to the parents and kids and then demonstrated how to plant the seeds in the garden.
  • 2. Easy Organic Farming
    • President Mawin presented ways of easy organic farming followed by 2 psychologists shared the means of treating anxiety and depression with plants and farming.
  • 3. Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College
    • Principal Raymond Yip along with teachers and Green Club students provided us a guided tour to this “ecologically friendly” school. Students explained in details and introduced Corner of Nature, various kinds of fishes in big fish tanks, Trachemys scripta elegans 巴西 龜, 鱷魚龜, 綠鬚蜥 to us. We also climbed up to the top roof to visit the Green garden which comprised of different kinds of trees, plants and vegetables.

In addition, solar photovoltaics is a sustainable energy source and solar panels are in force in the top roof. Photovoltaics is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. As a result, not only does it save a lot of the electricity fees of the school, but also reduces at least 3-4 degrees of the 6th floor of that school building in summer!

  • 4. The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
    • We learnt that floral therapy and eGardening can reduce mental stress and provide a sense of accomplishment to the mentally challenged. All of us enjoyed this visit very much.

 

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

A Green Project on 22 March 2014 jointly organized by RAAS Committee, Rotary Club of Guia and Rotary Club of Happy Valley
RAAS Environmental Program Sub-committee Chair President Mawin Cheung and President Patrick Kang of Rotary Club of Guia have collaborated to carry out a Green Project by organizing Rotarians, friends and students in Macau to come over to Hong Kong to exchange the ideas and knowledge of protecting our environment in earth.
The following itinerary was provided by President Mawin:
Program Rundown

日期
Date:
時間
Time : 主題 : Theme:
時間
Time
0800 0930
1015 1100
1230
1400
1500
2014年3月22日 (六)
22 March 2014 (Saturday) 0800-1800
0800-1800 城市有機耕種方案
Organic Farming in the City
項目
Item
 松山扶輪社離開澳門前往香港
Members of Rotary Club of Guia leave Macau to Hong Kong
 上環信德中心迎接松山扶輪社會員和嘉賓
Receive members of Rotary Club of Guia and Guests at Shun Tak Centre
 參觀香港浸信會聯會寶田幼稚園
Visit Baptist Convention of Hong Kong Po Tin Kindergarten
 參觀碧翠有機耕種有限公司
Visit Easy Organic Farming
午膳
Lunch
 參觀馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學
Guided tour at Stewards MKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College
上車
To Coach
1600
1700
1800
參觀香港心理衛生會
Visit The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
上車
To Coach
到達上環信德中心碼頭
Arrive Ferry of the Shun Tak Centre in Sheung Wan

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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