2016 World Book Day Fest - "Towards a Reading City"

     To celebrate the 2016 World Book Day, the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) and the Education Bureau (EDB) will jointly hold the 2016 World Book Day Fest on April 23 (Saturday) under the theme "Towards a Reading City".

     The Fest, which aims to broaden students' reading experiences and foster a sustainable reading culture in the city, will be held at Sham Shui Po Government Primary School.

     The signature programme of the Fest is a forum entitled "Enhancing Language Proficiency for Better Learning and Better Life". The Chairman of SCOLAR, Mr Lester Huang; Hong Kong Polytechnic University Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Chan Shui-duen; the Principal of Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School, Mr So Ping-fai; writer of children's and young adults' literature, Ms Quenby; and parent of a Ying Wa Primary School student, Mr Greg Lam, will share with the audience their tips for enhancing language proficiency as well as gaining inspiration from reading.

     Primary and secondary students and their parents are also invited to participate in a number of reading-related activities, such as "Reading with Your Kids - Move it up" and "The Buddy Reading Programme - Sharing Your Love of Reading with Children". In addition to a book exhibition, game booths with fun, creative and meaningful language activities in different story contexts under the theme "Love and Care" will be run by secondary students for primary students.

     Members of the public who wish to join the Fest or obtain further details about the event may call 3165 1183 or visit the website of SCOLAR (www.language-education.com).

Ends/Monday, April 4, 2016
Issued at HKT 14:00