Enjoyable activities for Yow Kam Yuen College students under Project WeCan (Oct-Nov) [fr]
Being the 1st Consulate Partner of Project WeCan, the business-in-community programme initiated by the Wharf group for local students, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau has been organizing various activities for our partner secondary school T.W.G.Hs. Yow Kam Yuen College in October and November 2014.
A wind band of 18 students from Yow Kam Yuen College performed several French pieces under the baton of their conductor Mr. Yip. Upon guests’ arrival at the first floor of the Liang Yi Museum where they enjoyed videos of last year’s Le French May, 2 trumpeters announced the opening of the ceremony in the corridor at 7pm and invited the guests to go up to the second floor of the museum for the ceremony.
Once getting up the staircase, guests were warmly welcomed by the band playing Bizet, Ravel and other impressive French music before proceeding to the stage. After the speeches of Mr. Arnaud Barthèlemy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Ms. Florence Hui, Under-Secretary of Home Affairs of the HKSAR, and Dr. Andrew Yuen, Chairman of the Board of Le French May, Mr. Tai Pak Shing, Principal of Yow Kam Yuen College, gave a speech to thank the Consulate General and the Wharf Group for the project, and expressed his best wishes for a fruitful collaboration this coming year.
Once the ceremony finished, different joyful pieces were played again by the whole band or the flute solo. For the whole evening, guests were regaled with refreshment, champagne, and the festive music offered by these talented young musicians.
Around 30 Six-formers of Yow Kam Yuen College were invited to visit the renovated library of the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong in Jordan to get a first touch of French culture and the French language.
Through a game, Chief Librarian Mr. Kari Desservettaz and Librarian Mr. Roy Chan did an interesting introduction of France in terms of its geography, cuisine, music, etc., which was received with huge enthusiasm by the students. PR and Communications Manager (Dept. of Culture, Education & Science) Mr. Louis Cheung also mentioned the ongoing "Study in France - Virtual Education Fair", and answered different questions from the curious students who might not have known the possibility of studying in France.
The visit was finished by a mingling session and an exploration of the library with chats and laughters around Tintin comics, translated French books and the relaxing computer corner of the Alliance.