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Promotion of Languages

SCOLAR and the Education Bureau (EDB) will co-organise the 2019 World Book Day Fest (the Fest) on 27 April 2019 (Saturday). Themed on "Towards a Reading City: Folktaleoscope", the Fest aims at fostering a sustainable reading atmosphere and culture in the city, nurturing students' reading interest and helping them develop a reading habit from young.

Date : 27 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time : 10:15 – 16:00
Venue : S.K.H. Holy Trinity Church Secondary School
    2 Hau Man Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon (Map)


Programme Content
  • Welcoming speech by Mr HUANG Lester Garson, J.P., Chairman of SCOLAR;
  • Opening address by Mr YEUNG Yun-hung, Kevin, J.P., Secretary for Education;
  • Young people of different backgrounds (including ethnic minorities in Hong Kong) will talk about their reading experience;
  • Parallel sessions will be conducted to share experience on how schools, parents as well as government and non-governmental organisations promote reading across the city;
  • Student activity sessions, student performances and a language orienteering challenge will also be organised for primary and secondary students;
  • Creative and inspirational game booths revolving around folktales of different cultures will be run to allow students to discover the collective wisdom of ordinary folk;
  • Principals of primary and secondary schools will donate books for sharing the joy of reading with participants; and
  • Book exhibition will be organised for the display of various interesting books and resources for leisure reading of students at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels.



For heads of schools, teachers and school librarians:
Please enrol online through the EDB's Training Calendar System (TCS) at with Course ID CGCDI020190953 on or before 23 April 2019 (Tuesday). Applicants will be informed of the application results through the TCS. Enrolment will be processed on a first come, first served basis.

For primary and secondary students and parents:
Schools will be notified of the enrolment result by fax. Admission tickets will be delivered by mail to the successful applicants by 12 April 2019 (Friday).

For members of the public:
Please call 3527 0166 or 3527 0183 for registration. Enrolment will be processed on a first come, first served basis.


Document(s) for Download
Invitation letters to English and Chinese Panel Heads of Primary Schools
Invitation letters to English and Chinese Panel Heads of Secondary Schools
Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No.66/2019


Videos of previous World Book Day Fest
 2018  2017  2016  2015