26 Feb 2017

24 Hour Badminton

The return of Sha Tin College’s much-adored 24 Hour Badminton sparked a thrill of excitement among students. The event was held on the 17th and 18th February in the school sports hall. A long-standing tradition at Sha Tin College, this event aimed to raise money for the StarT Foundation, a non-profit organisation that strives to provide aid towards the less privileged children of East Asia. The event was a huge success, with 131 participants actively engaging in the full 24 hours of badminton.

Immediately after the event began, the familiar swish and swoosh of rackets filled the sports hall as participants sent shuttlecocks hurtling through the air, smiles on their faces, creating a friendly and hospitable atmosphere. This event also proved to be a great opportunity for students and teachers alike to refine their badminton skills, as many players improved considerably after hours of the competitive sport.

Students brushing up on their badminton skills!

“This is my first time attending one of STC’s 24 hour events,” said Janice Cheung, 10G2. “This event is also the only opportunity to play badminton until 0045. However, even though I was completely exhausted by the end, there is only one word you can use to describe this event: fun.”

“I want to thank all the people who made this event possible, especially the StarT team and Ms Davies,” said Sean Kwan of 12P2, a member of the StarT Foundation. “Our only hour of sleep and hard work was worth it in the end, when we saw all the happy faces at our event.”

“As co-founder and former member of the StarT Foundation,” commented Jeffrey Yam, 13P2, “I am extremely proud of our new team’s persistence in continuing the StarT mission through 24hr Badminton. The event was a success, and all proceeds will be donated to Longyuan Primary School in Qingyuan, Guangdong.”

24 Hour Badminton was a very enjoyable event for all the students who took part. Many thanks to the StarT team and all the teachers involved, for arranging the activities seamlessly, allowing for such an engaging and fruitful day.

Emily Wong, 10G2