Date : 2016-04-16 (Saturday)
The Future Technology Education Experience Day 2.0 was held at our school on 16thApril. About 100 primary students from 6 primary schools in Central, Western and Southern District took part in the event to experience the fun of learning through STEAM. Ms Cynthia Chan, Chief School Development Officer (Central, Western and Southern District) officiated at the opening ceremony with Mr. Dominic Chu and Mr. Peter Lau, Assistants to the Episcopal Delegate for Education. The principals of our affiliate primary schools also came to the event.
Our school principal, Mr. Stephen Li, introduced the blueprint of ‘Cloud STEAM Cross-curriculum School Campus Programme’ in the opening ceremony. He pointed out that the event was a sequel to ‘Future Technology Education Experience Day 1.0’ and a prelude to ‘2016 OGCIO Secondary School Information Technology Enrichment Programme’. Through this programme, he hoped to train students to be Information Technology and entrepreneurial talents and encourage them to promote information technology and serve our community partners with their creativity. Ms Cynthia Chan and Mr. Dominic Chu presented Certificates of Appointment to the 23 STEAM Leaders of our school, who will take up the mission to promote, exchange experience and serve the society with STEAM.
In her speech, Ms. Cynthia Chan pointed out the new trend in education is to cultivate students talented for creativity. In coordination with the development of STEM, the curriculum reforms of primary Mathematics and General Studies have already begun. She praised the school as a community full of energy and vigour and that Arts has been incorporated into STEM for students to learn and experience. She thanked YCK2, as a platform for cooperation and exchange of experience, for organising this event to promote STEAM Education through integrating the power of our community partners.
The event comprised three taster lessons on ‘ICT in Art’, ‘ICT in PE’ and ‘ICT in Robotics’ which are related to STEAM Education. Students participated actively in the lessons from which they learnt about robot programming, digital visual arts and doing exercise regularly. They also experienced the pleasure of learning with STEAM. After the lessons, all the teachers and students gathered together at theschool hall to watch the videos of the activities. There was laughter during the playback and all the participants were immersed in the harmonious atmosphere of the big family of YCK2.
Finally, Principal Li thanked all the participants who had brought a success to the event. He also briefly talked about the upcoming plans for STEAM Education. As the function is carried out on a continuous basis, he hoped to see them and learn with them again.