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World Book Day Fest e-sharing sessions

To continue fostering a reading culture in the city and nurture students' interest in reading, the territory-wide World Book Day Fest (the Fest), co-organised by SCOLAR and the Education Bureau (EDB) annually since 2015, will be held in the form of e-sharing sessions in 2021. The Fest will comprise two e-sharing sessions to be conducted in Cantonese, which feature exchanges among renowned guest speakers and school principals on the following topics:

  1. “Reading in the New Normal”
    To explore how to nurture the reading habits of students with e-learning as the new normal
    Target audience:
    Teachers, parents and students of upper primary to lower secondary levels
    Guest Speakers Background
    1. Mr Lester Garson Huang, S.B.S, J.P. (Host) Chairman of SCOLAR
    2. Ms Alison Chan Board Chair of Bring Me A BookTM Hong Kong
    3. Ms Chan Shin Kwan Principal of SKH Holy Trinity Church Secondary School
    4. Dr Loo Shirley Marie Therese, B.B.S., M.H., J.P General Secretary of Family Development Foundation
    5. Dr Tse Wai Lok Principal of HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School
  2. “Parent-child Reading”
    To explore how to develop a good reading culture and environment for young children through pleasurable parent-child reading
    Target audience:
    Teachers and parents of kindergartens to primary schools
    Guest Speakers Background
    1. Dr Loo Shirley Marie Therese (Host) General Secretary of Family Development Foundation
    2. Ms Chan May Kuen Sylvia, M.H. Principal of Ying Wa Primary School
    3. Dr Joyce Chun Kindergarten Founding Director, Consultant Speech Therapist
    4. Ms Carmen Ho Daughter of well-known children's literature author Mr Ho Tsz, Consultant of a publishing house
    5. Ms Christine Ma-Lau Chairperson of Character Education Foundation

The sharing videos will be made available for viewing through various online channels, including the websites of EDB and SCOLAR, starting from the World Book Day on 23 April 2021 (Friday).

To further encourage parent-child home reading, complimentary digital reading resources will be distributed to parents and teachers who viewed the session on “Parent-child Reading” within April 2021.