“I Did It!” Award Scheme Kick-Off Ceremony 2014
Recognizing well-rounded education for young students
(HONG KONG, March 27, 2014) – Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) joined hands with the “Committee on Home-School Cooperation” (CHSC) to launch the “I Did It!” Award Scheme 2014, which kicked-off today. HKDL will donate 22,000 park admission tickets to primary schools throughout Hong Kong to honor students in the program.
The “I Did It!” Award Scheme seeks to recognize primary students who have made exceptional academic progress or overall improvement in the 2013/2014 academic year. It is specifically designed to praise students who have improved, and not just for academic reasons. Two park tickets will be given to every awardee to recognize their hard work over the past year.
CHSC Chairman Dr. Gordon Tsui said, “The award scheme not only brings joy to students, but it also recognizes those who overcame difficulties or made positive improvements, and shows our appreciation for their efforts.”Tsui also said that the aim of the scheme is to promote well-rounded education for young students and to strengthen the relationship between schools, families and children.
In the ceremony, Linda Choy, vice president of Public Affairs at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, said,“Improvement should not be measured only by academic results. We believe each child has their own talents and, most importantly, that they can put these talents into play.” She also praised the efforts of teachers and parents in nurturing Hong Kong’s upcoming generation, and restated the resort’s dedication to supporting childhood development throughout the community.
Some award nominees shared their stories at the launch ceremony as well. One student, Emily Chan, entered Primary One in a local school and had immense difficulty adapting, especially in learning vocabulary. Emily’s word recognition capability was weak and this made it difficult for her to handle her homework. Regardless, she tried her best to learn and practice every day. After a year, she had made significant progress. She now loves to write cards to her teachers and parents. Emily’s father, who attended the ceremony, believes that “school is not just a place for earning scores. For parents, the ‘I Did It!’ award is a source of inspiration as well as an academic achievement. It recognizes how a child can achieve great things if they are diligent.”
About Committee on Home-School Cooperation
The Committee on Home-School Cooperation (CHSC) was set up in February 1993. It was formed under the recommendation of the Education Commission in its Report No. 5. The CHSC’s main roles include promoting home-school cooperation and advising the Education Bureau, other government departments and non-government organizations on ways to promote parent involvement in education. At present, the CHSC comprises members from different walks of life, including parents as well as professionals in education, public health, medical sectors, business and information technology.
About Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort offers immersive, unique Disney experiences for all families, generations and ages to enjoy. Hong Kong is one of only five locations in the world that is home to a Disney themed park and the many Disney characters that are beloved the world over, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Since the Grand Opening in September 2005, Hong Kong Disneyland has received more than 46 million Guests from around the globe. Through the unique product offering and the world-class service provided by the 7,000 strong Cast at the theme park and the two hotels, the resort has received outstanding Guest satisfaction ratings and a range of awards from the hospitality and entertainment sectors.
Hong Kong Disneyland is dedicated to serving Hong Kong people through a wide spectrum of community services programs from helping families in need, to inspiring creativity among children and youth, to encouraging the protection of the environment in the region.
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