26 Mar 2018

50th Anniversary Book

Find out what teachers are doing to inspires students. Meet seven interesting alumni and find out what the class of 1972 did in Wan Chai after school, in Island School 50th anniversary book.

The book’s articles look at what it means to be part of the Island School community and the effect it has on individuals.

In the section ‘Seven Interesting People’, alumnus Melanie Wilson, Doctor of Medicine and Olympic Rower, says “My school friends are still my closest friends.” An amazing statement given her many varied experiences after school.

The Undersecretary for the Environment, Christine Loh (also Island School alumnus) talks about the teachers that encouraged her to try new things i.e. poetry and shot put. She said, “Mrs. Poland was the one who said – you have got to do this [shot put] because I could move fast and I thought wow this is such an inelegant sport. I wanted to run and do cool things. But she encouraged me to try it and I became the shot put champion!”

Ms Loh’s interview goes on to explain the massive amount of work she has done to improve air quality in Hong Kong. There are also interviews with Siri developer Mohammed Adboolcarim, Founder of Clockenflap, Justin Sweeting, pop star, Fiona Sit and TV presenter Dominic Lau.

There are interviews with current students who introduce their families and explain how being in a House is an extension of that. Teachers talk about the impact students have on them and the students do the same for teachers.
In ‘Postcards from the Past’ alumni and current students correspond.

Beautiful photos taken by students of school life and the environment surrounding the building divide the book’s sections of interviews and conversations.