Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No.2 and Catholic Mission School joint organized the “Maths & Science Carnival in Neighbourhood” on 18th February 2017. The aim of the carnival is to promote students’ interests and knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Astronomy and Technology. Principals, teachers, students and parents from 17 schools have enjoyed the carnival.
The Carnival starts off with a prayer from our supervisor, Mr Lau Chui Yin. Principal Li Tak Fai expresses in his Opening Speech that the Carnival is a good opportunity for students to learn different knowledge in a fun and entertaining way. The Carnival begins after a traditional Lion Dance Performance by students at YCK2.
There are 23 fascinating game booths in total. “Smart Shooter”, the booth designed by CMS, requires players to apply the theory of mechanics. YCK2 Science game booth “1 Minute to win it” is based on the concept of Da Vinci’s bridge. Players need to control the movement of Mbots with iPads in “Mbot in Maze”. “Chemaster” teaches its players the complicated theory of Chemistry. “Human Body Jigsaw Puzzle” tests players’ knowledge on human organs. There are also different Mathematic games on Geometry, Algebra etc. that require good analytical skills. In addition, our students display their different talents in their entertaining performances. Participants surely benefit from this carnival.
Apart from having varies game booths, there is an “STEAM” education exhibition demonstrating the latest trends on “STEAM” education. Principal Lam Hong Kin of Jordan Valley St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Principal Fung Lap Wing of St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School give a talk on “STEAM Chicken Soup”. They share about how their schools use STEAM education to motivate students and promote teaching and learning.
The Carnival ends with the election of “My Favourite Booth”. The Winner is “YCK2 Rollercoaster”, the 1st Runner up is “Mbot in Maze” “Mbot x Bridges” comes third. The Carnival has successfully aroused students’ interests in Science and Mathematics, who may play a role in Hong Kong’s Science and Mathematics scene in the near future.