Daily Archives: April 18, 2016

2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Posted by Peter MUIR

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DC secondary students are invited to join the 2016 ocean awareness student contest.  The theme for this contest is ‘Making Meaning out of Ocean Pollution’, and it challenges you to research, explore, interpret, and say something meaningful about the connections between human activities and the health of our oceans.

You are to focus on ONE type of ocean pollution and “make meaning” of it through art, poetry, prose or film. You are encouraged to connect it with their own life, their own local community, or something else that is personally meaningful to them, but what’s most important is to pick a topic that inspires and motivates.

Click on the contest website for more details.

Helper Appreciation Week – students wanted

Posted by Peter MUIR

One of the most unique aspects of being in Hong Kong, for families from overseas, is having a domestic worker, or ‘Helper’. These hard-working men and women, that often leave their families to travel to Hong Kong, are often un-sung heroes.  DC would like to form a group of Year 8 and/or Year 9 students, to raise awareness within our community of what our helpers do for us. This will culminate in a ‘Helper Appreciation Week’, for which the organising students will plan activities and events for the helpers of Discovery Bay. This will take place during the week of 22-27 May.

If you are interested in joining this group, you will need to attend planning meetings with Mrs Neale on Thursday lunchtimes in Room 3202. Please email Mrs Neale – nealec2@dc.edu.hk – or speak to her in person to express your interest. The first meeting is planned for Thursday 21 April.