School Culture Day Scheme

To promote interest in and knowledge of culture and arts among students, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) has implemented the School Culture Day Scheme since the 2001/02 school year. The Scheme has been well received by teachers, students and parents alike with a participation of over 1,100 schools and a cumulative attendance reaching 1.82 million. In the 2019/20 school year, sustained efforts will be made to organise an array of activities at performance venues, museums and libraries. Arts Accessibility Service will also be provided for special schools in selected programmes to encourage broader participation and promote inclusive arts practice. Motivated by the unstinting support and recognition of participating schools, we will continue to strive for innovation and excellence to improve the contents and modes of activities and provide students with a diverse arts experience. On performing arts, in addition to specially-designed new activities and popular re-runs, the Scheme will feature quality programmes designed by groups joining for the first time. In parallel, museums and libraries will roll out various entertaining arts and cultural activities to facilitate students’ knowledge acquisition and self-cultivation outside the classroom.

Activities for kindergarten students introduced in the 2018/19 school year were enthusiastically received and critically acclaimed. We will sustain our efforts in launching more original, delightful programmes for kindergarten students in the 2019/20 school year to foster their interest in arts and culture. Invitations will be sent to kindergartens separately.

The School Culture Day Scheme will offer nearly 530 sessions of activities in interesting modes with stimulating contents this year, over 90% of which are admission-free. All local schools, especially those which are new to the Scheme, are cordially invited to sign up with us. Let our children experience the fun of arts, history and science outside the classroom!

Acknowledgement: The School Culture Day Scheme is supported by the Education Bureau.