On 24th May 2023, the “Literary, History and Geography Quiz Competition” co-organized by Macao Base for Primary & Secondary Education in Humanities & Social Sciences, Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola and the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau was successfully held in the auditorium of the school . Director of the Editorial and Publishing Division. Prof. Yeung Siu Kwai, watched the competition and acted as a judge.
（Speech by Principal Wong）
First of all, the participants, teachers and students prayed, and then Principal Wong Kin Man delivered a speech. Principal Wong introduced Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola and thanked the Centre for Chinese History and Culture for their support and the significance of this competition in promoting Chinese history and culture. Afterwards, Principal Wong presented the flag of Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola to Professor Yeung and took a group photo together.
(Principal Wong presented the flags of the five schools of Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola)
In his speech, Prof. Yeung Siu-kwai introduced the work of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and pointed out that general knowledge of literature, history and geography is the essence of the thoughts of ancient scholars, and that an understanding of literature, history and geography will enable students to stand on the shoulders of giants to understand the world.
（Speech by Professor Yeung）
At the beginning of the competition, six teams consisting of senior students entered the final round. The competition was novel and diversified, consisting of compulsory questions, scenario questions and scrambled questions. The questions covered astronomy, geography, history, literature and other aspects, which were very colourful. The competition was intense, with all teams showing strong on-the-spot response and rich knowledge reserves, and it was hard to distinguish which one was better. At the end of the competition, the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up were decided, and the prize-giving ceremony was held, in which Professor Yeung and teachers of the school presented the prizes to the winning teams.
Teachers and students of Colégio Diocesano de São José, Cinta Escola gained a lot through this activity. The competition not only aroused students’ interest in literature, history and geography and motivated them to learn, but also enabled them to deepen their understanding of their hometowns, the motherland and the society, laying a solid foundation for them to become high-quality talents who love the country, love Macao and have all-round development.
(Group photo of Prof. Yeung and other judges with the awardees)