The National Essay Writing Competition has been very popular with more than 10 million secondary school participants nationwide every year. In the year before last, among nearly 60,000 student participants in Hong Kong, only a hundred of them were shortlisted to the next round of the competition. In the year 2019-2020, Yau Sze Ho from S2C, won the Silver Prize in the Junior Section in Hong Kong Region of the competition for his work “If I were a Fish”, being one of the top 30 junior secondary students who produced the best writing in Hong Kong.
Sze Ho, in his work, imagined that he became a fish who walked across the land in search for a way to survive, rebelling against its desperate predicament. Faced with its homeland being polluted by humans, the fish had no way to go. The fish thought of heading to the desolate desert as its final destination, eventually leading the fish to die in the sand. Sze Ho speaks to the readers as a fish, who was fooled by its fate despite its brave resistance, giving the readers great inspiration.
“If I were a Fish” shows Sze Ho’s care for the underprivileged groups. Through his writing talent, we hope that Sze Ho keeps spreading his love in the world.