In response to “4.23 World Book Day”, the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department held “4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition” with the theme of “Exploring the New Frontiers of Reading” this year. Based on the theme, students can decide topics for their articles. This competition attracted students from more than 200 schools. The good news is our 5A student Wong Lok Ching’s article entitled “Self-Awareness” won an award for the senior secondary (S4-6) group in the English section. She was honoured to be invited to the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 2 in Aberdeen to share how she has discovered herself from reading.
Interviewed on April 1, she was asked many intriguing questions, for example, which three books she would bring if she were exiled to an isolated island for a month and how these books would guide her to discover herself and find out the meaning of life. She answered those questions reflecting on three English books including “The Afterlife What Really Happens in the Hereafter”, “The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World” and “The Courage To Be Disliked”, which her awarded work based on. She finds reading a very useful tool. Through reading others’ experiences, she can find her own life direction more easily, and she has gained an insight into solving difficulties. Her awarded work will be exhibited at the Hong Kong Public Libraries in late April for the public to learn more about her reading world.