Sunshine Action Club Christmas Food Packaging event

Posted by Peter MUIR

The DC Sunshine Action Club was created by students Adrian Yan (Y12) and Apple Kwok (Y12) at the start of this academic year. This club is affiliated with the Sunshine Action Charity organisation and works closely with its owner, Sunny Mak. Due to its small number of staff, Sunshine Action relies on volunteers to help out to ensure every event can lead to change. The goal of Sunshine Action Club is to give back to the community by advocating and cooperating with the organization.

DC’s Sunshine Action Club is made up of students ranging from Y9 to Y12 and are especially invested in addressing issues that concern their local communities today. Over the past several months, students have been involved in major events organized by Sunshine Action, from distributing lunch boxes to the homeless, to creating over 3000 food packages and providing first hand aid to the elderly. A participant from Y12 said “It was an eyeopening experience that allowed me to realise just how fortunate we are compared to those who utterly have close to nothing.”

TheDC Sunshine Action Club is organising a major event – Christmas Food Packaging on 9th December, and is requesting volunteers to join. More details regarding the event will be posted at a later date. Meanwhile for more details about the club, please email Adrian at 17yana1@dc.edu.hk or Apple at kwoka3@dc.edu.hk.

Action for a cause $3000 grants available!

Posted by Peter MUIR

Act!on for a Cause (AFAC) is a program designed to mobilize 12 – 17 year olds from diverse backgrounds to take action on real life social issues. Organised by Kids4Kids, who activates young people to find their voice, take action, and make an impact on the world’s biggest challenges, Act!on for a Cause aims to:

  • Promote creative problem solving of real life issues
  • Mobilize youth from all backgrounds to take positive action
  • Build leadership skills and social awareness through service

Submit an outline for a Community Action Project via Kids4Kids online portal and be in the chance to receive a HK$3,000 seed grant and support from Kids4Kids professional mentors!

Say no to glowsticks this mid Autumn festival

Posted by Peter MUIR

Secondary Production Costumes – help needed

Posted by Peter MUIR

Get involved in supporting the secondary production while developing your design skills!  If you are interested in designing and creating the costumes for the secondary production, please come to a short meeting on Wednesday 20th September at 1.30pm in room 5203.  Otherwise speak to Mrs Whittaker.

This is an opportunity for you to get creative while learning new skills, and is something that you can add to your CE / CAS portfolio.

“Teach-An-Hour” Programme

Posted by Peter MUIR

Access HK invites students to participate in their “Teach-An-Hour” Programme. getting involved will give you the opportunity to teach local students English in a friendly environment. The programme kicks off in October 2017 with teaching taking place at Farm Road Government, a government funded public school founded in 1956, and Principal Chan Free Tutorial World, a non-profit organization established in 2011 aiming to provide free learning support to underprivileged children who have financial difficulties.

Teaching takes place from 10:30 am -12 noon on these dates: 7th,14th, 21st October; 4th,11th,18th, 25th November, 2nd, 9th, 16th December 2017, with the minimum commitment being half of these sessions.

Class Structure: Simple and understandable English with interactive teaching; teacher to student ratio of 1:5. Each class will be conducted by 2 volunteers with about 10 students.

To apply, please complete this online application form by the deadline 24th September 2017.

More information regarding us could be found on this website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the executive committee through teachanhour@accesshk.org.

Ark Eden internship opportunity

Posted by Peter MUIR

Ark Eden, an environmental education organization based on Lantau Island, are looking for students to act as leaders on their holiday camps. This is a great opportunity to gain experience working outdoors, working directly with children and to join a positive, supportive and fun working environment.  Student leaders will learn the skills to be a leader of activities for children aged 5-11, and is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest in working with children, outdoor/adventure pursuits, environmental responsibility or NGO work.

Click here for more details – do it promptly as registration time is running out!

Join a community hockey team

Posted by Peter MUIR

A group of Year 13 students are looking for people willing to participate in their field hockey team!

As a CAS project, the group started a field hockey team for ages 14-18 in collaboration with the DC Pirates. Training sessions will start this Saturday, 9th of September 2017, from 10:30am-12pm.

Anyone is welcome and no prior experience is needed! The main aim is to promote and grow field hockey as a sport for the youth section of U14 and older ages for DB Pirates.

If possible please bring your own sticks (if you have them), mouthguard and shinguards. A limited number of hockey sticks will be provided by the DB Pirates.

If you are interested, please email kristt1@dc.edu.hk or vanini1@dc.edu.hk and attend the training session this Saturday, as this will give the DB Pirates club an indication of interest for a field hockey team. Click on this link for more details – Hockey Flyer 2017_2018

Join the DC Green Cobras!

Posted by Peter MUIR

What will our planet look like in 100 years?

In the best case scenario ocean levels will rise just under one meter, this may not seem like much but it will still be enough to displace over 4 million people. The ocean will warm and acidify as it absorbs a third of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Unchecked climate change will cause draught over about 40% of habitable land.

Have a look at the video to gain some idea of how this will effect people

So what can you do? Listen to the advice given in the video and start at the root! Start with yourself and our school. Join the Green Cobras to make the school a better place!

Students from Year 7-11 are welcome to join the Green Cobras as we are looking for as many members as possible. We are group of students aiming to constantly make DC a greener environment.

We will be setting up an information booth in the G/F foyer from Aug 30 (Wednesday) to Sep 5 (Tuesday) before school. Feel free to ask about our current aims and accomplishments from the past year. Please email 16gassera1@dc.edu.hk if you are interested in joining.

Sincerely,
The Green Cobras

Fact sources (https://www.sciencealert.com/this-is-what-earth-will-look-like-in-100-year ) 

DC Sunshine Action Club

Posted by Peter MUIR

Are you interested in joining a club that can contribute to CE, CAS, and the community in Hong Kong?

Sunshine Action is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that aims to support those will limited access to resources or services in Hong Kong as well as other countries. It could be said that it is the smallest charity organisation in HK, with only ONE PERSON handling everything, which is why this organisation needs YOUR help!

DC’s Sunshine Action Club intends to support Sunshine Action through promoting its events, coming up and developing ideas and also getting into direct contact with those that need your help by participating in Sunshine Action’s events (eg. food distributing).

Some roles and requirements in Sunshine Charity Club may include but are not limited to:

  • Regular attendance is a must

  • Poster designing, taking photos or creating a film of Sunshine Action events

  • Writing posts on CE blog, bulletin and explorer about Sunshine Charity

  • Promote this event (tell your friends and family, take advantage of social media!)

  • Participate in at least 1 Sunshine Charity event (bring some friends!)

Please email Adrian at 17yana1@dc.edu.hk if you are interested in joining. Click here to read more about Sunshine Action.

Powered By Youth Forum 2017

Posted by Peter MUIR

Registration is open for the annual Powered By Youth Forum. Organised by Kids4Kids, the Powered by Youth (PBY) focuses on developing well-rounded, forward-thinking leaders who excel in being change-makers, taking action, and supporting the community.

In the annual 2-day forum, students aged 12-17 take part in ‘Power Groups’ focusing on personal strengths, and ‘Passion Groups’ targeting social issues. Groups then create Community Act!on Projects, go through ‘Step Up’ workshops on pitching, writing advocacy, articulating personal values, and creative messaging. Finally, they pitch to a judging panel for a chance to bring their ideas to life. Successful projects join Act!on for a Cause and are allocated seed funding and a Kids4Kids mentor to help deliver the project and measure its impact.

Click here for more details about the event and how to register.