||Professor Chung Pak Kwong, our School Manager and the Department Head of the Faculty of Sport Science, the Hong Kong Baptist University honoured the School with his presence during the Life-wide Learning Lesson on 15th October 2008. On that day, our S4 to S7 students assembled at the School Hall to listen to Professor Chung’s delivery on his experience in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
As a renowned leader in the sports arena and a respectable educationalist, Professor Chung was invited to work with the press on the Beijing Olympics in Beijing last summer. He shared with us his experience in this epoch making event in Chinese history and more impressively on meeting the top athletes on the world stage. In the talk, Professor Chung showed the charisma of a truly inspiring leader in his detailed, motivating, lively as well as candid account of some of the most inspiring and touching stories behind successes. It was really an eye-opening exposure for our teachers and students. By precepts and examples, Professor Chung reminded our students over the importance of upholding the school’s core values such as perseverance, excellence and respect in the pursuit of one’s dream, one’s goal and one’s career. Recalling the stories of some of the Chinese gold medalists, he explained that opportunity always goes to a person who is well-prepared, especially true to our young budding athletes. Hence, we must learn as much as we can and fully equipped so as to keep abreast of the ever-changing world. He urged students to plan before plunging into action, anticipate the unexpected and provide for maximum risk. More importantly, how important it is for our students to open their eyes and ears to learn beyond the classroom! Professor Chung also encouraged our S5 & S7 students to treasure the opportunity of studying in our school and urged them to work hard for the forthcoming public examinations. As remarked by our Principal, the invaluable experience, love and care showered by Professor Chung, our School Manager, on our students undoubtedly give them light to live up to the expectation of our school mission as they venture down the paths of study and life, i.e., aspiration towards becoming the ‘perfect’ generation of the 21st century.
Lastly, let us extend our most sincere gratitude to Professor Chung again for his contribution to the LTFC education and our tribute to our mother country in her success as we looked back to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Sports Development plays a prominent role in for the well-being of the Community
The 16th Asian Games will be held on 12th November 2010 in Guangzhou, China, which is expected to be the major goal for local elite athletes this year. The performance of the athletes reveals the progress and effectiveness of the training programme and sports development of a region, and would also boost the awareness of that among the people.
Professor Chung makes a distinction between two types of sports: Elite Sports and Public Sports. For elite athletes, their outstanding performance in international competitions would greatly boost the sense of belonging of the people of their country. So it is understandable why the investment of bolstering sports development and nourishing elite athletes is becoming an important national project in some countries.
For the general public, promotion of sports would promote the well-being of the citizens, in which a good health would help to reduce the health expenditure of the government. The HKSAR government would need to revise and better the policy for sports development in different levels, in order to provide better soil for sports in Hong Kong which is, in fact, for the well-being of the community at large.