Officiating guest, principals and teachers of participating kindergartens
The kick-off ceremony featured an interactive puppet theatre performance
The audience enjoyed themselves in the role playing game
Playful Learning Program Officially Launched!
The kick-off ceremony of Playful Learning Program was successfully held on Jan 20, 2018 at the Hong Kong Repertory Black Box Theatre. Opening with an interactive puppet theatre performance showcasing the creative use of drama in cultivating young children’s imagination, expressiveness and empathy, the ceremony was officiated by Mr. Jack CHAN (Undersecretary for Home Affairs), Mr. CHEUNG Wai Hing (Foundation Trustee), Mr. SIU Chor Kee (Vice-chairman, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre) and Professor Kevin CHUNG (Head of Early Childhood Department, The Education University of Hong Kong). Highly appreciating the vision and mission of the Program, principals from the participating kindergartens shared with the audience at the ceremony how the training workshops had equipped pre-primary teachers the respective drama education skills and techniques to enrich the curriculum and arouse students’ learning interest. To enable more stakeholders including teachers and parents to acknowledge the values of drama education towards a young child’s whole person development, the Program had also launched an official website to disseminate result findings and share best practices.