v37 RAAS Newsletter 2014.04.11

A. Mock LegCo Workshop will take place on 12 April (Saturday) at Education Activities Room, 3/F, Legislative Council Complex
Objectives: To enable students to understand the work of the Legislative Council and its Members
Programme Rundown:

1:45 pm
2:00 pm 2:45 pm 2:55 pm
3:00 pm
4:00 pm 4:10 pm
4:30 pm
– 2:00 pm
– 2:45 pm – 2:55 pm – 3:00 pm
– 4:00 pm
– 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration upon arrival at the Legislative Council Complex (Please assemble at Public Entrance 1, G/F, Legislative Council Complex)
Guided Educational Tour of the Legislative Council Complex Settling in Education Activities Room
Opening remarks by the Legislative Council Secretariat Miss Tania TANG and
Rotary Adopt A School Chair Past District Governor Tony WONG
Workshop on mock Council debate
by Miss Tania TANG, Senior Public Information Officer, and Mr. WONG Wai-hang, Educator, Legislative Council Secretariat

Question and answer session
Discussion on the roles to be taken by participants in mock Council debate on 10 May 2014
End of the programme

B. MockCourt2014–Feedbackfrom2students(1)
Reflections on RAAS Mock Court 2014: What I learnt and what I enjoyed most
Kong Yau Sek (Best Advocate)
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School

From this mock court, I have really learned a lot about the law. I also got to understand that law is such an interesting subject.
In the pre-trial stage, my classmates and I did not understand the procedures in court. Through two professional workshops, I started to have a better understanding about how to sue the defendant in various courts of knowledge. Approaching the competition day, we did a rehearsal and the court process was more complicated than I had imagined. Fortunately, our teachers put effort to help us, so that we began to recognise what was going on in the real court.
On the day of stepping into the court, I was very surprised that we succeeded, and beat the opponent. We learned that although a case may seem hard to solve, we can try our best to confront the difficulties and achieve our goal in the end.

Chan Pak Sum
Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
From the case, I have gained a lot of experience on handling law cases. I think I would never get to learn anything about law if I had missed this opportunity.
This time, my role was the lawyer for the Defendant. The mission was really challenging for me. I needed to defend for my client in the High Court. It was such a great burden on me by that time as I was standing in the limelight of the court. Not everyone can have a chance to visit the high court, but I got to have the chance of speaking my mind in here. Therefore, I was excited about it.
Finally, our team got quite a decent result. I think the credits should be given to my teachers and legal advisors. They gave a lot of support to us. The suggestions they gave were really useful to the cases. If I could join similar events again, I think I could improve myself even further.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee

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