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Toys from trash prove to be real winners 2017.01.17
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TWO boys who made toys from recycled materials have won a competition in which secondary students had to think of ways to save energy. The winning team, consisting of Form 4 students Lee Chun-yiu (李駿耀) and Yeung King-sum (楊景森), hailed from Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School (棉紡會中學). The students made a small race track which had generators powered by renewable energy. The track came complete with robots and electric race cars.

Lee and Yeung took eight months to complete the project, from writing a proposal and making the toys, to promoting it. Lee said they had to stay in school until eight in the evening during the academic year and went to school during the summer holiday. They became ‘environmentalists’ by necessity, because they had to get their materials from everywhere - from recycling centres and janitors to schoolmates and their families.

The ‘Green Energy Dreams Come True’ (綠色能源夢成真) competition was organised by Hong Kong Electric (港燈).

(This article is published on Goodies on 18 January 2017)


1. generator (n)
    發電機

2. proposal (n)
    提議

3. janitor (n)
    校工





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