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Promotion of Languages

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

27 April 2019 (Saturday)
10:15 – 16:00
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
  • Sharing of reading experience by young people of different backgrounds (including ethnic minorities in Hong Kong)
  • "The Joy of Reading" where students put up performances in Cantonese, Putonghua or English
  • "Folktales Alfresco" where secondary school students presented storytelling or drama performances to share the joy and inspirations derived from reading folktales
  • Parallel sessions were conducted to share experience on how schools, parents as well as government and non-governmental organisations promote reading across the city
  • Student activity sessions and a language orienteering challenge were organised for primary and secondary students
  • Creative and inspirational game booths revolving around folktales of different cultures were run to allow students to discover the collective wisdom of ordinary folk
  • Principals of primary and secondary schools donated books for sharing the joy of reading with participants; and
  • Book exhibition was organised for the display of various interesting books and resources for leisure reading of students at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels.
Document(s) for Download
Videos of previous World Book Day Fest