SCHOOL CAMPAIGNS

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PRAISE-HK team has been delivering school talks, organising workshops and lab visits to raise students’ awareness on air quality related issues including pollution sources, health impacts and potential sollutions.


OBJECTIVES

1. EDUCATION FOR SMART CITY

Our mission is to enhance students’ environmental awareness through education and enlist their participation in conserving the environment. To take this forward, we adopt a cross-curricular approach in the promotion of environmental education and promote school-based and action-oriented activities. – Education Bureau

2. CONTENT & LEARNING ACTIVITIES

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Through school talk, school workshop and lab visit, students from primary to secondary level can learn about the following ideas with adjusted proportion of information according to school preferences:

(A) Air Science (Covers key learning area under Science Education)

– What is air pollution?
– Why does it matter?
– What causes air pollution?
– How to measure air pollution?

(B) Environmental Policy (Covers key learning area under Personal, Social and Humanities Education)

– Who is “responsible” for air pollution?
– What have been done in tackling air pollution locally and internationally?
– What can we do?

(C) Smart City & Technology (Covers key learning area under Technology Education)

– How can technology help us tackle air pollution?
– Why technology is important in terms of exposure science?


ENROLLMENT

Our school engagement activities are targeted for primary and secondary school students. Schools can select the activity format that fits your school calendar and curriculum.  Enrollment are open all year around. Once enrollment form is submitted, our team will get back to you via email within two weeks for confirmation and other arrangements. All activities are free of charge. Schedule is available on a first come first served basis.

1. SCHOOL TALK [“School Talk” enrollment form]

– Duration: About 45 minutes per session
– Medium of instruction: Cantonese or English
– Venue: Assembly hall or classroom with A/V equipment
– Capacity: 100 students or above per session

 


2. SCHOOL WORKSHOP – [“School Workshop” enrollment form]

– Duration: 30-45 minutes per session
– Medium of instruction: Cantonese or English
– Venue: Classroom or activity room with A/V equipment
– Capacity: 25-30 students

 


3. LABORATORY VISIT – [“Lab Visit” enrollment form]

– Available period: October to January & March to July
– Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours per session
– Medium of instruction: Cantonese, English and Mandarin
– Venue: HKUST Campus
– Capacity: 25-30 students per session
– Rundown: Briefing → Lab Visit → Outdoor facilities visit


TESTIMONIAL

PRAISE-HK Engagement Team has been engaging primary/secondary school (and universities) teachers, students, and their parents to raise public understanding about air pollution. We collaborated with more than 30 schools to conduct air quality measurements. We also introduced how to use PRAISE-HK APP in future to lower personal exposure hence health risks to air pollution.

17 Jan 2020 – Meeting CCC Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) (中華基督教會基法小學(油塘))

20 Dec 2019 – Meeting St. Mary’s Canossian School (嘉諾撒聖瑪利學校)

學生今次能夠參加PRAISE-HK活動,令到她們認知到遠低估了香港空氣污染的影響,更啟發她們要在生活中實踐減少引致空氣污染的活動,並且致力推廣保持優良空氣質素的訊息。

— 嘉諾撒聖瑪利學校劉老師

18 Dec 2019 – Meeting La Salle College (喇沙書院)

16 Dec 2019 – Meeting St. Stephen’s Church College (聖士提反堂中學)

28 Nov 2019 – Meeting PLK Laws Foundation College (保良局羅氏基金中學)

感謝香港科技大學環境研究所於2019年7月蒞臨本校舉行了一場關於香港空氣污染問題的講座。參與的同學為中一及中二級,人數超過三百人。講者Denise及Rae由淺入深,生動有趣地帶出了香港空氣污染的來源、成份,及其對社會不同層面和持份者的影響。講座中有不同的互動環節,讓同學們有機會發問,分享個人意見。講者們非常細心回應同學的提問,令在場同學對空氣污染問題的關注度大大提升。講座最後介紹了PRAISE-HK流動應用程式,讓同學能夠隨時隨地掌握所在地的環境資訊。期望香港科技大學環境研究所再次來到本校分享更多有關環境問題的信息。

— 保良局羅氏基金中學 通識科李老師

8 Nov 2019 – Meeting Hennessy Road Government Primary School (軒尼詩道官立小學)

14 & 15 Oct 2019 – Science Week at Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部))

很感謝科技大學能安排一連串的活動給我校師生,不同活動能照顧不同的年齡層,讓我校初中及高中的同學均獲益良多,各活動均安排了同學參與的部份,而非單純的聆聽,因此同學均十分投入各項活動,在此再次多謝科技大學的同工為我校同學精心安排的一切,期待未來可以有機會繼續參與科技大學所安排的活動!

— 西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部)李老師

15 July 2019 – Meeting Summer Football Team

4 July 2019 – Meeting Po Leung Kuk Laws Foundation College (保良局羅氏基金中學)
28 June 2019 – Meeting SKH Chan Young Secondary School (聖公會陳融中學)

感謝 PRAISE-HK 團隊,帶領學校中五理科同學,透過講座、參觀實驗室、大氣站等活動,讓我們認識項目計劃及空氣質素流動程式,提高我們對空氣質素及健康的意識。我們當天不單認識有關的知識,更感受到你們的熱誠,特別在雨中的照顧。謝謝 !

— 聖公會陳融中學崔老師

15 & 22 May 2019 – Meeting TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學)

感謝香港科技大學環境研究所過去兩年到校為學生進行工作坊,讓學生對現時的空氣成分有深入的認識,了解空氣污染對個人健康的影響。工作坊的形式多樣化,既有運用iPad,教導學生使用PRAISE-HK流動應用程式,學習如何掌握最新最準確的資訊,知道街道空氣污染水平;又有互動遊戲,讓學生在遊戲中學習,寓教於樂;更自製短片,內容生動有趣,令學生有興趣觀看,從而增進知識。感謝講者的循循善誘,成功引導學生留意空氣污染的影響,從而改善個人習慣,減少碳排放,為環境出一分力。

— 東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學宋老師

1 Apr 2019 – Meeting Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Primary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(小學部))
28 Mar 2019 – Meeting Ning Po No.2 College (寧波第二中學)

本校對校園內的空氣質素與學生健康議題非常關心,所以本人在2018年協助學校參與由香港科技大學環境研究所(研究所)舉行的PRAISE-HK校園空氣質素檢測。於2019年3月,地理科與通識科進行跨科協作,邀請科大研究所舉辦與空氣污染議題有關的「互動專題講座」。在是次講座中,中三級同學反應非常熱烈,大部份同學表示是次講座使他們更了解本校及全港的空氣污染情況,以及此環境問題對他們健康的潛在影響,令他們獲益良多。

— 寧波第二中學地理科科主任蘇老師


18 Feb 2019 – Meeting Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部))

04 & 06 Jul 2018 – Meeting Queen Elizabeth School (伊利沙伯中學)

20 & 22 Jun 2018 – Meeting Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (道教青松小學)

24 & 25 Apr 2018 – Meeting TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學)

28 Mar 2018 – Meeting Department of Asian and International Studies of City University of Hong Kong

A quick words of thanks from me and my students. The debating students, in particular, said they gained valuable information. But what really stood out was how many of the other students who had only done some cursory thinking about the container port spoke to me about how they had appreciated seeing the port and speaking to you. So thank you once again for taking the time for us.

— Dr Justin ROBERTSON, City University of Hong Kong


16 Mar 2018 – Meeting TWGHs Mr and Mrs Kwong Sik Kwan College (鄺錫坤伉儷中學)

27 Feb 2018 – Meeting Yuen Long Government Primary School (元朗官立小學)

11 Nov 2017 – Meeting Tsuen Wan Catholic Primary School (荃灣天主教小學)

26 & 27 Sept 2017 – Meeting Tack Ching Girls’ Secondary School (德貞女子中學)

 


ENQUIRIES

Ms. Denise Chan
Institute for the Environment
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Email: praise@ust.hk / denisechan@ust.hk