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2016 World Book Day Fest to promote reading culture

     The 2016 World Book Day Fest (the Fest), jointly organised by the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) and the Education Bureau (EDB), will be held at Sham Shui Po Government Primary School on April 23 (Saturday). School heads, teachers, school librarians, students and their parents are invited to participate in the event.

     Themed "Towards a Reading City", the Fest aims to build on the strengths in the promotion of reading across the curriculum and take it a step further to enhance the synergy of schools, parents and community partners in utilising a wide range of media resources across the city to foster students' reading literacy.

     In addition to a forum titled "Enhancing Language Proficiency for Better Learning and Better Life", the Fest will feature a number of parallel sessions in which schools and parents as well as government and non-governmental organisations will share their experience of how to promote reading and writing across the city.

     Primary and secondary students as well as their parents are welcome to participate in various reading-related activities, such as "Reading Marathon - Love is in the Book, "Parent-child Reading - Celebrating Efforts in Developing Reading Habits at Home" and "Young Writers Training Programme - An Intensive Reading Session". A book exhibition will take place in the venue for the display of interesting multimedia resources to promote reading across the curriculum.

     School heads, teachers and school librarians are invited to enrol online through the EDB's Training Calendar System (website:; Course ID CGCDI0201605951) on or before April 18 (Monday). Places are on a first-come, first-served basis. Information leaflets with details of the event and enrolment methods for parents and students have been sent to schools, and will be uploaded to the website of SCOLAR (

Ends/Thursday, March 10, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:55


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