17-20 October 2022 - English Week
“Animation” was the theme for this year’s English Week. At the beginning of October, an overwhelming number of students voted for English teachers to dress up as characters from Toy Story on the Dress Up Day.
At the beginning of the week, our junior form students watched the 2022 rendition of Pinocchio during lunchtime to enjoy the retelling of an old-fashioned fairy tale; a few puppet-tears were definitely shed. Students from the six Houses also joined the “Inter-House Concept Art Challenge” to design a thematic character or moment, accompanied by a synopsis, based on the theme of “Fantasy Hong Kong”. We definitely have some very talented artists in our community!
The Inter-House Spelling Bee Competition was held during the Junior Assembly, leaving the school hall buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm. House members were asked to familiarise themselves with five animated movies from which different terms were picked out. Apart from the representatives on stage, House members on the floor also had the opportunity to help win House points. After numerous heated rounds of spelling, back and forth, Austen took the throne!
In the Senior Assembly, students participated in a game show called “Jeopardy!”. House members had to answer trivia questions based on five animated movies that they were asked to familiarise themselves with prior to the competition. All Houses came to the competition prepped and raring to go. In the end, it was Newton that took first place.
The widely anticipated Dress Up Day gave an opportunity to students to cosplay as their favourite animated movie characters, with diverse cultural representation from Japanese anime to Hollywood classics. Many characters from Demon Slayer, Minions and the Teletubbies were seen frolicking around the campus.
Teachers even managed to surprise students with a flash mob while they were enjoying recess! Who knows what kind of surprises English Week holds for us next year?