Blog Tag: Creativity

Community Journalism Project

Posted by Peter MUIR

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Elephant Community Press is hosting a community journalism project and would like to invite DC students to apply to get involved!

ECP is offering a writing and photojournalism project that will help share stories about the lives and businesses of local Hong Kong food producers. Despite being a highly-urbanized city, Hong Kong is still home to local farms and producers of traditional products such as soya sauce and Chinese noodles. The project will involve interviewing and visiting different stakeholders, including farmers and traditional food producers, as well as NGOs, social enterprises, and chefs who are committed to sourcing food locally.

It provides an excellent opportunity to those interested in writing, especially those who are interested in or keen to get involved in journalism.

A maximum of 12 students, ages 15-17, will be selected from a variety of different schools, both local and international, to collaborate on a community journalism project. Preference is for students with bilingual English/Cantonese skills, with Chinese writing skills also an asset, but English-only students will also be considered.

The project will run from February-April with the final exhibition at the end of April/early May. I’ve attached a description of the project and the application form. As a community project, this workshop is offered at no cost to the participating students, but they must cover their own transportation costs to the workshop sessions and are asked to contribute $500 towards the exhibition costs. Applicants can also apply to ECP for a program subsidy for the exhibition cost.

The project will run from February – April 2017. It will involve a 9-week course for 2 hours/week (Mondays 5:00-7:00pm in Pottinger Street, Central) plus 2 on-site visits and 2 on-site interviews to be scheduled with your partner. Application deadline is 27th January.


Farm-to-table-journalism-project-application form

Make a video for the elderly in Lantau

Posted by Peter MUIR

BMSE Senior TheatreBMSE Senior Theatre is a group of elderly residents from Discovery Bay and Mui Wo who have used their own story to form a musical to present the development of Hong Kong from 1960s till now. This year, they will have a charity musical performance on October 29th to raise funds for the children with development difficulties.

The group is looking to find student volunteers who will help share their story and help promote the group and their event.  Students will be expected to film the musical rehearsal and interview some of the elderly in the community centre near the DB North plaza. The video will need to be finished before 30th September 2016.

If you are interested, please email Kate for more details at before August 19.


Student art auction for Crossroads

Posted by Peter MUIR

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Art-Life Gallery Workshop have partnered with Crossroads Foundation, to run a student art auction for charity, to support those struggling in poverty in Hong Kong and across the globe.  DC students are invited to join and submit their artwork for the charity auction, which provides a great opportunity for students to lead a worthwhile cause while expressing themselves creatively.  60% of the donated goods Crossroads received will benefit Hong Kong and the rest overseas. Funds raised in the auction will be used to ship donated goods to those in need in Hong Kong and other nations.
The auction date is 31 May. Submission period is between 4 – 25 May. Email for more details.


Design a t-shirt for Science Week

Posted by Peter MUIR

science week shirtDC’s Science week is scheduled to occur in June, and with the Science department wearing Science themed t-shirts during the event, they are wanting a creative student to design their shirt! Be creative while also considering how science can be expressed on a shirt.

Please submit your proposed Science t-shirt design to Mr Power ( by Monday 21st of March.  The student who submits the winning design will have the honour of the design being used for Science Week, and will receive a t-shirt with the winning design!

Involvement in this activity can count towards CAS/CE requirements.

Looking for budding jounalists

Posted by Peter MUIR

MadbuzzHK Student Contributor Programme

CAS Project with Lizzie Bee

Posted by Peter MUIR

Lizzie Bee CAS project

Click here for more details – Lizzie Bee CAS project

Learn Decoupage

Posted by Peter MUIR

Year 7 students are invited to learn decoupage – an opportunity for you to be creative!

It also provides an opportunity to ‘upcycle’ – to reuse wasted material, turning items such as mooncake boxes, etc, to become useable containers


the activity will be held Tuesday lunchtimes (4-5 sessions starting in October).  Limited places are available. Getting involved in this activty may even develop into something more, with participations given the opportunity to become leaders in teaching younger DC students decoupage.

Interested students are requested to email Kate before 23 September. (Email address:


Quote Artists needed!

Posted by Peter MUIR

quote artDo you have an artistic flair?  Are you able to create and inspire?  The DC Community Engagement Captains are looking for some students with design or creative skills to make designs for a banner that contains a quote related to Community Engagement. A great way to use your creative skills and inspire others!  If you are interested, please email for more details.


Behind the Storefront project recruitment

Posted by Peter MUIR

ECP logoAn exciting opportunity for budding journalists and those with an interest in Hong Kong culture!

Elephant Community Press, who offer project-based writing workshops that guide students through the entire process of writing and publication, are inviting DC students to get involved in their latest project – Behind the Storefront: Profiles of Hong Kong Small Business Owners.

This project aims to not only bridge communities of young learners, but also offer the opportunity to help share stories about the lives and businesses of 12 local Hong Kong small business owners.

ECP would like to recruit students ages 15-17 to participate in this project. A total of 12 students—ideally from both local and international schools—will partner to develop interviewing and photography skills over 9 weeks of classroom workshops interwoven with two on-site visits and two on-site interviews. Each pair will interview two different small business owners in Hong Kong. Preference is for students with bilingual English/Cantonese skills, but English-only students or students with skills in other languages will also be considered.  The transcripts and notes from these interviews will be written up in English to create profiles of 12 different local Hong Kong small business owners. The skill building workshops will be led by students in the Master’s of Journalism programme at Hong Kong Baptist University as an internship opportunity, supervised and supported by their professor, Robin Ewing. In April 2015, the Street Team project will culminate in a final exhibition of the profiles.

Project Objectives:

  • Encourage students to engage in the community in a variety of ways including partnered
    work across communities, both with each other and with interviewees
  • Demonstrate the power of learning experiences that reach beyond the classroom and
    out into the local community.
  • Provide guidelines and tools for journalistic interviewing and profile writing
  • Draw on a multimedia approach to literacy (Workshop will include photos and possibly
    other multimedia elements)
  • Exhibit work in a public space to share the stories collected with the greater community

Commitment and skills required by students:

  • Ages 15-17
  • Bilingual Cantonese / English skills preferred
  • Proficiency in writing Chinese is an asset
  • Available for all of 9 sessions Thursday after school (5:00-7:00pm) from 12th February to 23rd April, 2 on-site visits and 2 on-site interviews
  • Interested in writing, journalism, documenting community stories, collaborating with peers outside their school
  • Able to show initiative; must be collaborative and responsible
  • Willing to represent ECP in this community project
  • Other expectations: must cover own transportation costs

Important Dates:
28 Jan 2015 – Application deadline
Feb 12, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 2, 16, 23 plus on-site visits/interviews – 9 classes – Thursdays, 5:00 to 7:00pm at Elephant Community Press in Central with 2 on-site visits and 2 on-site interviews to be scheduled with your partner
End of April 2015 – Exhibition event

Click here for the application form and details on submitting it – ECP Student Application Form 2014

Teach the teacher

Posted by Peter MUIR

Teach A Teacher 2014 - Poster

Keen to share your skills an knowledge? Would you like the opportunity to teach a teacher?

Do you think you have the capacity to teach teachers about ICT, Youth Culture, Digital Citizenship or Education?

We all know that teachers are a bit slow keeping up with the latest technology and knowing what we teenagers are up to. Well here is you chance to help educate them! The Teach the Teacher workshop aims to provide an professional development opportunity to teachers while offering youth an opportunity to develop their skills in leading an educational workshop.

If you, or a group, would like to be involved in running a one-hour workshop for teachers at KG5 on March 25,  please email by Thursday 22 January.