The 「Joint School Photo Exhibition 」 was organized in the exhibition hall of Tuen Mun Town Hall during 12th May to 18th May, 2014. This photo exhibition was jointly organized by six government secondary schools. The six government schools are: Kowloon Technical School, Tuen Mun Government Secondary School, Yuen Long Public Secondary School, Sha Tin Government Secondary School, N.T.Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School and Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School. On the first day of the exhibition, there were opening and prize presentation ceremonies. It was our great honor to have the Deputy Minister of the Education Bureau, Mr. Kevin Yeung JP as the guest of honor of the ceremony. His speech inspired the audience a lot.
In the speech of Mr. Yeung, he praised that this photo exhibition was very meaningful and innovative in terms of its organization. He pointed out that "Globalization" is a topic that concerns the whole world and it is one of the major topics in Liberal Studies. The Joint School Photo Exhibition allowed students to review the way they think about "Globalization" through various ways of photo shooting. Students from different schools were fascinated by the impressive images after seeing the photos, and then they did self-reflection about globalization. Mr. Yeung also encouraged students to make good use of the "Self Learning" spirit in their learning process, in order to prepare for the challenges in the future workplace. Most importantly, they need to continuously build up their mind of "To know the society, to care for the world".
The chief organizer of this event was Tuen Mun Government Secondary School. The school's principal, Ms Kong Tak Ha, agreed to the significant meaning of the theme "Globalization" in her vote of thanks. She pointed out that "Globalization" is one of the most important topics in Liberal Studies. More and more parties are involved in the research of globalization. Moreover, "Globalization" relates to students' daily lives. Examples can be found in the images of students: International restaurants in Hong Kong, International brands, culture of entertainments that students like. These pictures displayed the rendezvous and impact of the globalization to the local culture.
Ms Kong thought that using the photo exhibition as a platform, students can show their observation of "Globalization". Apart from photos exhibiting, it can also increase the learning interest of students too. Ms Kong also thanked the active participation of the six government secondary schools. The exhibition enabled students to learn from each other. Using the lively photos as a medium, not only can participated students increase their photo shooting techniques, but also broaden their horizons. She hoped that after students and audience saw the photos, they will care more about the society and the world.
After the prize presentation and vote of thanks section, the principals, teachers and students from the six schools all went to see the photos. Some of them even took pictures in front of the photos they like. It was also very happy to see that principals, teachers and students from different schools exchanged their way of thinking about the photos. The atmosphere was very happy and harmonious.