S1-S2 Activities Days were held after the First Term Examination, from 16-19 January 2023. Various activities and workshops were organised to extend students’ learning experiences beyond the classroom and to facilitate their all-round development as lifelong learners.
Our S1 students attended three days of STEM workshops funded by the “IT Innovation Lab”, granted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). They learned about the basic knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT), basic coding knowledge and the thinking and calculation process of artificial intelligence (A.I.).
In addition to information technology, students also had a chance to learn more about Cantonese opera and traditional Chinese culture through the D. H. Chen Foundation – West Kowloon Tea House Student Matinees online programme. The programme included a short tour of the Xiqu Centre and a Cantonese opera excerpt performance presented by the Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Rising Stars Troupe.
Apart from the STEM workshops and Chinese culture programme, S1 students also participated in the HSBC Young Financial Planners Programme organised by The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. They were divided into families and everyone had her own role in this experiential activity. All of them gained a better understanding of the concepts in financial management and how to start planning for their financial goals.
Our S2 students focused on their Project-based Learning in the Activities Days. During the three-day workshop, some students learned about the revitalisation of historic buildings in Hong Kong using Design Thinking, while others focused on Swift and XCode Programming and AR Application, A.I. and IoT, funded by the “IT Innovation Lab” granted by the OGCIO.
After the workshops, S2 students had a chance to visit the Heritage of Mei Ho House Museum. The guided tour allowed students to understand more about the living environments and living quarters of the local community after the Shek Kip Mei Fire. The visit also provided a valuable opportunity for students to understand and experience the toys that children played at that time.
On the last day of the Activities Days, S2 students enjoyed a performance by a professional puppeteer master and tried making their own clay puppets, enhancing their knowledge of traditional Chinese art forms.