UNDESD Hong Kong Award Scheme

(previously known as 2010/2011 NSS & ESD Programmes)

Highlights

Summary of the Programme

The 2010/2011 New Senior Secondary and Education for Sustainable Development (NSS & ESD) Programme officially commenced on the 28th October 2010, with a enrolment of more than 200 Form 2-Form 5 students from 11 schools participating in the programme.

The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Mr Tony Sin, the founding curator of the Hong Kong Science Museum as well as expert in exhibition design. Mr Sin stimulated the interest of the participating students through sharing of his thoughts and insights on sustainable development.

Students participated in a series of talks, workshops, field visits before working on their project deliverables of an individual self-reflection and a group board display project. Professionals and specialists in their respective industries were assigned as mentors to each group of students as a resource for their project work. These project deliverables were showcased and assessed by a panel of distinguished judges during a Board Display Exhibition on the 16 April 2011.

The Closing Ceremony and Awards Presentation was successfully held on the 7th of May to mark the finale of this programme. Ms Vivian Lau Lee-kuan JP, Deputy Secretary of the Environment Bureau, graced our event as the officiating guest. Rotary dignitaries Past President Mr Eugene Fong, Vice President, Rotary Adopt a School and PE Mr Simon Ng, Rotary E-Club of District 3450 were also the guests of honor.

Profile

  1. A collaborative learning programme for New Senior Secondary (NSS) students to meet their learning needs.
  2. Contemporary contents relating to ESD – namely: environment, economy, culture and society.
  3. A series of integrated student-centred activities to provide an engaging learning experience
    through: seminars/forums; interactive thematic workshops; visits and inter-school award-bearing
    competitions.

Objectives

  1. To enhance students’ understanding of themselves, society, the physical environment and sustainable development.
  2. To give students an opportunity to engage in self-directed group learning in order to strengthen their personal learning skills, key competencies and leadership potential.
  3. To partially satisfy the Other Learning Experience (OLE) requirements under the NSS curriculum.
  4. To nurture students into critical thinkers with life-long learning skills.

Programme Information

  • Programme Duration: October 2010 to May 2011
  • Total Learning Hours: Minimum 45 hours

Participated Schools:

  • Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School
  • Chiu Lut Sau Memorial Secondary School
  • Cognitio College (Kowloon)
  • Pak Kau College
  • Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College
  • Po Leung Kuk Yao Ling Sun College
  • Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Secondary School
  • SMKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College
  • St. Clare’s Girls’ School
  • St. Paul’s Convent School
  • Stewards Pooi Tun Secondary School
  • Built Environment
  • Environment
  • Mental & Behaviuoral Health
  • Tourism & Hospitality

 

Building Revitalization/ Place Making through Public Space Design

Highlights:

Programme objective:

To increase students' awareness about the relationship between our built environment on sustainable development, and its impact on the environment, community and culture.

Programme features:

  1. Talks and workshops on building revitalization and placemaking by professionals.
  2. Guided study visits include Wan Chai Heritage Walk, Urban Renewal Authority, Infrastructure and Planning Exhibition Gallery.
  3. Mentorship by architects, engineers and quantity surveyors.

Highlights:

Programme objective:

Students to gain an awareness of eco-protection and conservation, and organic farming and their relationship with sustainable development.

Programme features:

  1. Talks and interactive workshops supported by IVE Chai Wan.
  2. Guided study trips to Eco-park, Tsim Bei Tsui.
  3. Mentorship by trained seniors from the Applied Science discipline.

Highlights

Programme objective:

Students to recognize the relationship between mental well-being and sustainable development as well as its impact on community.

Learning Outcome:

  1. To understand the concepts of Public Health: Mental Health & Addiction
  2. To identify topics on Mental Health & Addiction

Highlights:

Programme objective:

Students to be aware of the impact of tourism and hospitality industries on our culture, economy, environment and communities.

Programme features:

  1. Talks and workshops conducted by esteemed professionals and veterans in tourism and hospitality industry.
  2. Guided visits to international hotel chains such as Accor and Regal International.
  3. Career-related opportunities to network with professionals in the field.

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