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HK students stand out at Pan-Pearl River Delta Physics Olympiad

    Hong Kong secondary school students won three first, five second and 16 third prizes at the 4th Pan-Pearl River Delta plus Chinese Elite Schools Physics Olympiad. As the only awardee scoring full marks in the competition, Leung Ka-hei stood out from 279 participants as the Best Contestant, the first of its kind for the Special Administrative Region.

    Another first-prize winner, Fung Cheok-yin, is also the first HK schoolgirl to grab a medal in a cross-territory physics competition.

    The competition was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad Committee and the Physics Teaching Professional Commission of the Chinese Society of Education. The competition aimed to promote physics education and provide challenging learning opportunities for  young people who are gifted in physics on the Mainland and in Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei.

    The Olympiad was held simultaneously on February 14 at the Fung Hon Chu Gifted Education Centre in Hong Kong and Shenzhen Secondary School on the Mainland.

    Of the 279 talented participants, 229 were elite from the secondary schools of nine provinces on the Mainland, while 50 came from Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei.

    The 29 Hong Kong participants were trainees of the Physics Enhancement Programme and participated in the Support Measures for the Exceptionally Gifted Students Scheme of the Education Bureau. With outstanding performance in the Hong Kong Physics Olympiad 2007, they were subsequently selected to take part in a series of enhancement courses and to join the competition.

    The First Prize winners of the Hong Kong team are as follows:

Name            Level  School
----            -----  ------
Leung Ka-hei    S6      Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School
Fung Cheok-yin  S6      Queen Elizabeth School
Lui Kam-to      S6      Kwun Tong Maryknoll College

    Information on the competition is available on the website of the Support Measures for the Exceptionally Gifted Students Scheme at

Ends/Monday, February 18, 2008
Issued at HKT 14:56


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