Co-organised by UCC S.2 students and Grace Neighborhood Loving Center (under Grace Hong Kong Evangelical Church, GHKEC), the Fun Community Carnival was held successfully on 19 November 2022.
To provide a platform for Shek Kip Mei’s residents to relieve the stress the epidemic brought and build a healthy and harmonious community, students spent a month preparing for the event. They first participated in lessons about volunteer service to learn more about what the Shek Kip Mei community looked like during the epidemic. They then took part in a booth design workshop and designed various game booths themselves.
On the carnival day, all the participants enjoyed the activity in which booth games such as balloon twisting and water bombs were particularly popular. During post-event sharing and evaluation, Hellen Poon from 2A said: “I think the whole carnival went really well. The whole form not only prepared many fun games for participants to enjoy, they even got photos and balloons as souvenirs. The atmosphere of the carnival was amazing. Although we faced several difficulties during the process, we are grateful that we overcame them in the end. From designing to producing a game booth, these valuable experiences will help us do an even better job in the future.”
Principal Mr Simon Lau also commented: “I really appreciate the wholehearted preparation and service of our S.2 students. In particular, they were willing to make themselves the target for the water bombs game — letting the participants throw water bombs directly at them; this fully reflects the spirit of service.
This collaboration between GHKEC and the school not only allows students to showcase their planning and leadership skills. More importantly, it enables students to get out of the classroom, to understand further the community we live in, to care and serve the people around us.”