Dr Lo Yuen Yi invited to serve as Guest of Honour at the TWGHs Good People, Good Deeds: English Writing Competition Award Presentation Ceremony 2021-22
Updated on September 23, 2022 (Fri)
We are pleased to share the news that Dr Lo Yuen Yi, Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) of the Faculty, was Guest of Honour at the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) Good People, Good Deeds: English Writing Competition Award Presentation Ceremony 2021-22 on September 17, 2022.
At the ceremony, Dr Lo shared her past experience as an English teacher, where she found marking students’ compositions to be one of the most challenging tasks. She also offered advice on tactics for improving one’s writing skills, and talked about her own learning experience when she was a child and teenager. Dr Lo shared a quote “It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it”, and emphasised that the first thing to do to improve one’s language skills is to read, especially the types of text one is interested in.
Collaborating with the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong and our Faculty, TWGHs has been hosting this annual inter-school English writing competition since 2015. The aim of the competition is to pay tribute to people who uphold universal moral values and to provide young writers with a platform to explore the world of writing, thus fostering social cohesion. There were more than 1,000 entries from around 140 primary and secondary schools this year.
Our Faculty has been supporting this English writing competition for years. This year, Miss Nicole Tavares, Senior Lecturer in the Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership (TELL), and Dr Simon Chan, Lecturer in the Academic Unit of TELL, served as the adjudicators in the competition. Dr Chan was also invited to give comments at the ceremony.