discussing the news

I have set up a new blog for Form 6 and 7 at : http://skhsslmc67.edublogs.org/

The purpose of this blog is to highlight some of the issues as they appear in the newspapers.  If you were in Form 6 earlier this year you will understand the importance of keeping in touch with current events.  To be able to add examples about issues you are discussing can give you an edge in discussion as well as writing.
If there is something interesting you have noted in the news, write a short entry and e-mail it to me.  I’ll post it on the blog.  You can comment on any of the entries at any time.

There’s a special reward from Aus. for the first person from 6S or 6A to make a comment on any of the posts made over the next few weeks.
Enjoy the break – though most of you have already said you will spend a lot of time studying.!  Remember to use some of that “study time” to do some general reading.

elderly in Hong Kong

While this may be the occasional topic for writing or discussion tasks at Form 6 and 7, the true sadness of the situation only came across to me when I looked at the Prospect journal (link below).   The woman in nursing home talking about some of the people in her care highlights some of the hidden difficulties the elderly face as they become more fragile.