Air pollution is a complex and multifaceted issue that spans across various disciplines, including science, technology, engineering, and more. Addressing the societal and economic challenges posed by air pollution requires a multidisciplinary approach that leverages the expertise and knowledge of various fields.
Since 2017, the PRAISE-HK team has been actively promoting awareness of air quality issues among students, through a series of school talks, workshops, and lab visits. The team has successfully delivered more than 50 such sessions, inspiring and educating young minds on the importance of clean air and its impact on our health.
The PRAISE-HK school campaign is designed to enhance students' understanding of air quality issues through a range of school activities that are developed within the framework of STEM education, as suggested by the Education Bureau. By integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the curriculum, the campaign aims to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle real-world problems related to air pollution. Through this approach, students can develop a deeper appreciation for the importance of clean air in maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment.
Through school talks, workshops & lab visits, students from primary to secondary level can learn about the following topics, where content can be adjusted according to school preferences:
Air Science -
covering key learning area under "Science Education"
- What is air pollution?
- Why does air pollution matter?
- What causes air pollution?
- How to monitor air pollution?
Smart City & Technology -
covering key learning area under "Technology Education"
- What are the latest technologies to tackle air pollution in terms of:
- air pollution mitigation?
- air pollution monitoring?
- reducing air pollution exposure?
Environmental Policy -
covering key learning area under "Personal, Social & Humanities Education"
- Who is "responsible" for air pollution?
- What have been done in tackling air pollution locally and internationally?
- Are those measures effective?
- What can we do in personal level?
*Due to uncertain development of COVID-19 pandemic, PRAISE-HK School Campaign in the upcoming school year 20/21 can only offer 1) School Talk and 2) Online Workshop. That being said, our team is still open to activities in any format. Should your school wish us to participate in game booths or discussion forums, please contact us for further arrangements.
Our school engagement activities are targeted at primary and secondary school students. All activities are free of charge. Schools are welcomed to choose the activity that fit your school calendar and curriculum. The schedule is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Enrollment is open all year round. Once the enrollment form is submitted, our team will get back to you via email within two weeks to confirm further arrangement.
1. School Talk
- 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
- Application: [“School Talk” enrollment form]
2. Online Workshop
- Duration: 30-45 minutes per session
- Medium of instruction: Cantonese or English
- Venue: ZOOM Classroom set up by PRAISE-HK team
- Capacity: 25-30 students
- Application: [“School Workshop” enrollment form]
3. Laboratory Visit
- Available period: October to January & March to July
- Duration: 2 hours per session
- Medium of instruction: Cantonese, English & Mandarin
- Venue: HKUST Campus
- Capacity: 25-30 students per session
2 Jun 2021 - The ISF Academy
23 Mar 2021 - American International School
11 Jan 2021 – Science Week at Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School (Secondary Section) (西貢崇真天主教學校(中學部))
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)
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)
— 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))
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 !
15 & 22 May 2019 – Meeting TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (東華三院馬錦燦紀念小學)
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)
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)