School Culture Day Scheme

 

The purpose of the programme is to encourage schools to arrange students to visit various cultural venues under the management of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and to participate in various tailor-made cultural activities under a purposed-designed environment. It is hoped that these activities can broaden the exposure of the students and complement their life and learning with culture.

 

2018/19 Activity - Traversing the Forbidden City

Combining science, art and technology, architecture reflects the culture and environment of its time. As the largest surviving wooden construction cluster in China, The Forbidden City demonstrates the wisdom and sophisticated skills of our ancestors through its structure, layout and decorative elements. To begin with, conservators will reveal these distinctive features of traditional Chinese architecture through the exquisite examples of the Forbidden City. The challenges faced and experience gained in conserving wooden architectural components of locally built heritage sites will also be shared. In the second part, students will be given guidance in assembling a model of Dougong, the interlocking bracket system used in traditional Chinese timber-frame building, and also in performing simulated conservation treatments on the model to enhance their understanding of traditional Chinese architecture and wood conservation.

 

List of Participating Schools in 2018/19

Date of Activity

 School

03.10.2018

 Confucius Hall Secondary School

07.11.2018

 Mary Rose School

21.11.2018

 Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School

13.02.2019

 Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School

27.02.2019

 Maryknoll Secondary School

13.03.2019

 Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Lo Kon Ting Memorial College

08.05.2019

 Kwai Chung Methodist College

 

Time: 2:00pm-3:45pm

Duration: 1 hour 45 mins

Target: Secondary F.3 – F.6 (One school per activity session)