CyberFair Project ID: 2317

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Sightseeing in Tuen Mun
Category: 5. Local Attractions (Natural and Man-Made)
Bibliography: No bibliography page cited

School: Tung Wah Group Of Hospitals Sun Hoi Directors’ Col
    Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Nine students, ages from fourteen to fifteen worked together to complete this CyberFair project on March 14, 2003. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): None

Classes and Teachers: Mr. Yeung Tai Shing

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

A flowing bright community─Tuen Mun. Since the beginning of Hong Kong, Tuen Mun changes and changes time to time. Before there is official history of Tuen Mun, it was just a lonely place of a out port, people who lived here were having a very easeful and colorless life. No sport and funny activities as well. However, basic infrastructure on transportation like Western Railway of Kowloon Canton Railway (KCR), education (over 30 kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and a well-known university ) and entertainment like “Red House”, etc.. had brought such a small town growing up to be a wonderful, entertained, intelligent, educational and cultural community.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our web site are full of colorful and wonderful pictures, it has provided a lot of information about Tuen Mun. Firstly, we talk you about its history as overview for visitors. They would then understand the changes of role of Tuen Mun since the ancient times. From the beginning of the history, it is just a small trading port, it had developed gradually as military port with its beneficial geographical pattern. Afterward, Tuen Mun had been an important site for Mr. Sun on the famous Sun Hoi revolution campaign. Up to now, Tuen Mun has become a cultural city with an excellent shelter for boats during typhoon. Moreover, well developed facilities like beach, warehouse, government building, etc. have brought it to be great city in the new century. Those we would have proved with our web site.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:2-3

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

In our school, each standard classroom was only equipped with one computer, however each student has storage in the school intranet to encourage them to gain the experience in constructing web-site.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Problems We Had to Overcome A. The digital camera of the resolution we own was very low, so the photograph was not very clear. B. During March, all of our team members were having the examination, thus we didn’t have enough time to collect information and construct the web site. C. It took much time on meeting to compromise members’ agreement on information collected The project works done among our team members are also time consuming to integrate. D. Our team member didn’t have experience before on building such an informative homepage about our community.

Our solution: A. A digital camera of higher resolution was borrowed from school. We also make use of powerful graphic design software to beautify the photos taken. B. We tried to shorten the time on building web site and hoped we can finish it by the middle of the March to minimize its affection on our academic studies. C. Since we got bifurcation during the project discussion, all members of our team try their best to complete their works in school instead of doing at home. Consequently, bifurcation has been decreased together with improving our friendship. D. In this competition, our advisory teacher, Mr. Yeung Tai Shing, has given us a lot of opinion, support and encouragement. Here we strongly express our great thanks to him. In the other hand, we also have to thank the new technology in the human being. We couldn’t finish all the works by 21st March without those powerful software.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We hope that Tuen Mum would become a worth visit town in Hong Kong.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Our web page helps to explain different aspects of Tuen Mun including its history, educational standard, transportation information and important building, etc.. If students from international school seek information about Tuen Mun, we believe that this web site would help them a lot. We also believe many in the world want to know more about Hong Kong, want to take journey themselves to Hong Kong. If those go into the internet to search for guideline, our web site can easily introduce a wonderful place to visit in Hong Kong so called Tuen Mun. This web site would not just promote Tuen Mun it could also attract more tourist to Hong Kong.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

a. Hardware: *digital cameras These tools can be connected to computers, save a lot of time of picture processing *computers The essential tools for our project b. Software : *dreamwaver, Flash 5 The software makes our homepage more tidy and not ceremonious which is most helpful to our project. *Photoimpact 7 We process pictures with this software c. Interview with the teacher of Chinese History - Miss cheuk d. On-line resources :The websites about Tuen Mun *** mun.html(Chinese & English)** e. Book : Introduction the history of Tuen Mun

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We had got a valuable experience by having interview with a servant of Tin Hau Temple during the time of collecting pictures. We asked him the following questions, Does he get use to his job? How much he got paid per month and it is acceptable? What is his point of views about the behavior of public on “seeking advices from gods”? He answered that he was the servant since his ages of twenty, and had been working there for forty years. He is comfortable with his monthly salary though it is fluctuate month by month, it is because he enjoys with his duty. From his point of view, the public behavior on “seeking advices from gods” is reasonable. He thinks people are just seeking advices, not expecting any miracles from the Buddha.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

When the project is on progress, we always plays together, talk together, argue together, everything would finally increase our understanding among us. It is our valuable gain from this project. We walk around Tuen Mun, exploring special and wonderful places to visit. This experience is very interesting and happy though we have to work hard outdoor. The more we know about Tuen Mun, the stronger our feeling of belonging to this community. However, getting less time with our families would be the only disadvantage from this project. We would get more time to be with our families after finishing the competition.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

In the first time we heard about this competition, our consultant teacher, Mr. Yeung Tai Shing, has help us more. He has also given us suggestion on how to correct narrative since our home page has provided both Chinese and English versions, thank you a lot!


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