Leung Lau-chun was the kind of schoolgirl that got her teachers so frustrated that one almost got her suspended from school.
Describing herself as “very bad” in her early days at the Jockey Club Eduyoung College in Tin Shui Wai, Leung told Metro Hong Kong she once fought with fellow students in a restaurant and even formed a gang.
She revelled in being wild and intractable, but an incident in her third year at the secondary school led her to reflect on the error of her ways.
Leung suffered a bone fracture in her foot after a skating accident, but her fellow gang members didn’t bother to visit her.
For her, it was a big blow, as well as a wake-up call.
With encouragement from her mother and her Chinese teacher, Chan Oi-fong, Leung made up her mind to study hard and enter university.
Her efforts in the following years to catch up with all the studies she had missed paid off, as she finally passed the entrance exam and entered the School of Business at Hong Kong Baptist University.
At the age of 21, Leung ran in an election for alumni representative at her old high school and became the school council’s youngest member ever.
Now she is working after receiving her bachelor’s degree.
But Leung has new plans to become a teacher and vows to help students get through their rough times, just like Chan helped her.
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