Monthly Archives: February 2018

Nature Works Hong Kong Leadership Program 2018

Posted by Peter MUIR

Are you passionate about environmental sustainability? Are you looking to develop your leadership skills and a scientific mindset?

Here is your chance to not only build a greener future, but also develop pathways to future careers with real-world experience.

Nature Works Hong Kong Leadership Program 2018 provides a platform that connects students to work on a common vision to solve environmental issues within their communities and schools. The data-backed and student-led solutions also help schools articulate the business case for environmental improvements, which can be used to evolve the project by future cohorts.

This program is open to all Hong Kong students aged 13-17 and has been evaluated by industry experts. Participating schools put forward a team of 3 – 5 students, who have the following skills and interests to join the program and represent their school:
– Quantitative Analysis
– Physics and Materials Science
– Biology and Environmental Science
– Research and Social Science

This will see teams working on real issues, aiming to help make DC a greener school!

Please speak to some peers about joining a team, then speak to Mr Muir as soon as possible.  Registration fees will not be charged to DC teams. More details can be found on the event website or on this promotional video.


The Changemaker Project invite

Posted by Peter MUIR

Join teens from around the globe in this challenge to create a better world! Learn about social justice issues, gain tools and skills to solve them, and be part of a community of changemakers while representing Discovery College. You will be guided by the event organisers to help tackle big problems with innovation and creativity. Are you ready to be the change you wish to see?

This event is open to teams of 2-5 students aged 13-18. You will be required to complete a short online course, where you’ll learn about real-world issues that face our planet (affecting people, animals, and the environment). Next, you’ll decide on a problem to tackle with your team. The rest of the course provides valuable problem-solving skills and guides you through the design thinking process to create a project that solves a real world problem.

Throughout the course you will have the chance to connect and share ideas with students from all over the world, through our online discussion forum and weekly Google hangouts. You’ll also receive support from experts in the field who volunteer as virtual mentors.

​In June, teams will submit their final projects. Projects will be evaluated by a team of judges, and finalists will be selected. If your team is selected as a finalist, you’ll be invited to pitch your idea to venture capitalists and philanthropists to win funding for your project!

It is expected that DC teams will not need to be the registration fee. If you are keen, please speak to Mr Muir. More details can be found here.

Rugby Referees required!

Posted by Peter MUIR

If you enjoy sport, why not get some training in referring? not only will you be supporting community sport, it will also provide you will skill and expertise that could at a later stage provide an employment opportunity.

The Hong Kong Schools Rugby Union are looking for Youth Referees to support the upcoming D Grade Boys & Girls Tournaments. Knowledge of the game would be beneficial but not required.

The Hong Kong Society of Rugby Football Union Referees is hosting Level 1 Referee courses on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 February. You will be required to attend one of these courses. You will then need to referee either of the:
– D Grade Girls Tournaments (Tuesday – 27 February, 6, 13, 20 March)
– D Grade Boys Tournaments (Wednesday – 28 February, 6, 14, 21 March)

All courses and tournaments hosted at King’s Park, with the exception of Tuesday 20 March, which will be hosted at Harrow School.

Discovery College has teams in both competitions so you would travel with the team to and from the venue for these tournaments if you wish.

If you are interested, please email Mr Wilkinson ( before Friday 16 February.