Monday, November 12, 2012

Celebrating European Languages and International Mindedness

Invitation by the Hong Kong International Literary Festival &

Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao.


John Boyne, the author of  "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" aka "Der Junge im getreiften Pyjama"  confessed how surprised he was that his story of friendship, between boys of different races, became so successful and was even made into a movie. The universal theme of friendship that transcends barriers of class systems, culture, language, war and politics and hence was so well received around the world.

Boyne presented excerpts of the movie. He also pointed out that the book was translated into 36 different languages. The Cultural Attaches of the members of the European Union introduced the best of their country and language. Our students also had the opportunity to show off their language skills.

More than 80 students and staff across streams from our secondary department attended the celebration. 

Well done.