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2018 World Book Day Fest – Towards a Reading City

The 2018 World Book Day Fest is co-organised by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) and the Education Bureau (EDB). Building on the strengths in the promotion of reading across the curriculum, the theme of the Fest, “Towards a Reading City”, aims to foster students’ habit of reading widely to enrich their lives through capitalising on the synergy of schools, parents and community partners in fostering a sustainable reading atmosphere and culture across the city.

Information
Date: 21 April 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 – 16:00
Venue:
S.K.H. St. Mary's Church Mok Hing Yiu College
No.1 Hoi Lai Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon (Map)
Exit D3 or D4, Lai Chi Kok MTR Station

(Please note that no car parking facilities will be available at the venue for participants.)
Programme Content:

  • Welcoming speech by Mr HUANG Lester Garson, J.P., Chairman of SCOLAR;
  • Opening address by the VIP Officiating Guest;
  • Parallel sessions will be conducted to share experience on how schools, parents as well as government and non-governmental organisations promote a city-wide love for reading;
  • Parallel student activity sessions, with the highlight of Reading Marathon featuring participatory and interactive reading, will also be organised to engage kindergarten, primary and secondary students in experiencing the pleasurable experiences of reading;
  • Game booths of fun, creative and meaningful Chinese and English language activities in the contexts of different stories under the theme “Appreciation and Respect” will be run; and
  • Book exhibition will be organised at the venue for the display of interesting multimedia resources to promote reading across the curriculum.
  • Enrolment:

    For heads of schools, teachers and school librarians:
    Please enrol online through the Training Calendar System (TCS) of the EDB at http://tcs.edb.gov.hk with Course ID CGCDI020180878 between 28 March 2018 (Wednesday) and 18 April 2018 (Wednesday). Applicants will be informed of the application results through the TCS. Enrolment will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

    For kindergarten children and parents:
    Information leaflets with details of the event and enrolment methods have been sent to kindergartens. Enrolment will open from 20 March 2018 (Tuesday) to 13 April 2018 (Friday). Enrolment will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.

    For primary and secondary students and parents:
    Information leaflets with details of the event and enrolment methods have been sent to schools. Enrolment closed on 20 March 2018 (Tuesday).

    For general public:
    Please call 3527 0165 or 3527 0166 for registration.  Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis.


    Related Links
    Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 52/2018
    2017 World Book Day Fest – Towards a Reading City


    Document(s) for Download
    Posters
    Information leaflets (for kindergartens) (in Chinese only)
    Information leaflets and enrolment form (for primary schools)
    Information leaflets and enrolment form (for secondary schools)

    Enquiries
    3527 0165 / 3527 0166