1 September 2010

110th Anniversary

Ying Wa is celebrating her 110th anniversary in 2010. The celebration year has already kicked off in September 2009. The major events are the Founder’s Day Dinner and the Thanksgiving Service held on 27 March 2010 (Sat). Students will also stage a performance 'Alice' at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on 24 July 2010. 

Alice the Musical 
Date: 24 Jul 2010 (Sat) 
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm 
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 
It was a three-act musical performance with dance, music and poetry. With an original score and script, the musical incorporated different elements of drama, music, dance and multimedia. Students sang and played 18 pieces of original music live on stage. Using a humorous and surrealistic approach, Alice addressed social issues and juvenile problems in our society. The audience were amazed by YW students' talents by watching this entertaining and thought-provoking performance! Nearly 200 students were involved as actresses or crew. 

110th Anniversary Celebration Events 
Date: 27 Mar 2010 (Sat) 
We celebrated the 110th Anniversary on 27 March (Sat). Major events, including the Thanksgiving Service and Anniversary Dinner, were well attended by guests, alumnae & family, teachers & staff, parents and students. The Thanksgiving Service started at 3:30 pm followed by the Annual General Meeting at Silcocks Hall. Watch and listen to Rev Lee's speech. The congregation then moved on, to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A total of 137 tables were set in the decorated Grand Hall for the event. The dinner programme started at around 7:30 pm. Highlights of the evening included: address by Mr Michael SUEN Ming Yeung (孫明揚局長), alumnae choir performance, latest progress of school redevelopment project and fund-raising drive kick-off ceremony. 

Capturing YW Heritage DVD 2 
Date: Mar 2010 
The second DVD on Ying Wa Heritage, entitled 回顧。更新。延續-英華女兒的故事, has just been released. The theme is on the history of Ying Wa’s contribution to women education in Hong Kong, and outlook for the future. 
Duration: 65 minutes Creative Director: Mabel Cheung (張婉婷校友) 
Producer: Eunice Wong (黃慧校友) 

Beyond 110 - Standard Chartered Marathon 
Date: 28 Feb 2010 (Sun) 
To unite students, teachers, alumnae and parents in the 110th anniversary, the Long Run Team had rallied more than 170 participants to take part in the Standard Chartered Marathon 10 km race. Among the athletes, there were 59 students, 37 alumnae, 47 parents and 30 YW staff. The event took place early in the morning on 28 Feb 2010 (Sun). Snapshots of this memorable event are now available for browsing! Read an article on SingTao Daily dated 1 Feb 2010 and watch a video on YW's participation released on YouTube. 

YW Cup (Sports Competitions) 
Date: Mar/Apr 2010 

Distribution of Anniversary Souvenir 
Date: Feb-Mar 2010 

Inter-class Notice Board Competition 
Date: Feb 2010 Sponsored Walk Date: 20 Nov 2009 
On 20 Nov 2009, more than 100 parents and alumnae joined the annual charity fund-raising Sponsored Walk. The event marked the commencement of the 110th anniversary celebrations. To mark this special occasion, a launching ceremony was staged in the hall. 

Homecoming Talk Series 
Date: 09 Nov 2009 - 10 Jul 2010 
Distinguished alumnae are invited to share their experience with the students. On 27 Nov 2009, Prof. Anna Sohmen (包陪慶教授), shared with YW students on "The Role of a Modern Woman".