27 Jan 2017

Elderly Visit!

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, the festivities were kicked off with a valuable service trip to Sin Tin Toa Home for the Aged. Though short, the trip proved to be very meaningful for both the students and the elderly.

A group of 33 student representatives arrived bearing gifts ranging from toiletries and clothing to biscuits and sweets, decorations, as well as plants nurtured by students from the One Person, One Flower scheme. After unpacking all the gifts and donations, students proceeded to decorate the different rooms to enhance the festive atmosphere in preparation for the Lunar New Year. Chinese New Year decorations made out of lai see packets and Fai Chun handwritten by Year 7 students added bright washes of colour onto the once barren walls.

Students proudly present their handwritten Fai Chun to the elderly

Apart from decorating the rooms with festive decorations, students also conversed with the elderly about ancient Chinese New Year traditions. Teachers taught the students Chinese New Year greetings as well, broadening the students’ knowledge of the Chinese culture.
The trip was a real eye-opener to some students as they learnt more about the traditions of Chinese New Year. “It might seem like such a small act of kindness,” says James Young of 12D1, “ but I think it really highlights the charitable hearts of our students towards our community.”

What a meaningful way to welcome the Year of the Rooster!


Kathy Zhou 12P2, Isabella Young 10D1