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Motivated students recognized in ‘We Did It!’ Awards

Parents and Students Encouraged to Build Positive Learning Environments

HONG KONG, June 28, 2018 – This summer, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) is encouraging parents and students to create a happy school environment through the annual, territory-wide “We Did It!” Award Scheme. The scheme this year aims to honor students who initiate fun and happiness at school and parents who actively assist in establishing a constructive and enjoyable learning environment. The awards reflect the positive thinking of Moana, the optimistic character from the popular Disney movie, who insists on finding and creating a better world for everyone.

 

Fully supported by HKDL and hosted by Committee on Home School Co-operation (CHSC), the scheme encourages and gives recognition to students’ active and enthusiastic participation in different positive activities every year.

CHSC chairman, Henry Tong, was the officiating guest at the ceremony today to present certificates to awardees. “The We Did It! Award Scheme is a very meaningful way to encourage students to develop positive values at all times and parents to join hands with schools to cultivate a positive school culture,” Mr Tong said. “We hope every student can grow and enjoy a healthy and happy school life.”

More than 100 students and parents who received awards at the ceremony were praised for their hard work over the past year and encouraged to continue to contribute towards the development of a better schooling environment.

This year, over 7,000 students and parents were commended in the scheme. HKDL donated around 14,000 park tickets in recognition of their achievements and to enable awardees to experience first-hand the positive energy of Moana with their family and friends at the park.

 

“This year’s theme is to create more fun at schools! We specially nominated Moana as the representative figure of HKDL, as she is energetic and full of curiosity to explore and overcome any difficulties. We hope the awarded students can maintain their positive values and inspire their companions with happiness,” Damien Lee, acting managing director of HKDL, said.

 

Develop better school environments with happiness  

More than 500 primary schools in Hong Kong were invited to participate in the “We Did It!” Award Scheme during the 2017/18 school year. Each school could nominate up to a maximum of 20 students and parents to be recognized with Commendation Certificates and two park tickets to HKDL.

Lee Wing-hei, a primary five student at Yaumati Catholic Primary School (Hoi Wang Road), was nominated by her class teacher because of her enthusiasm to help her fellow students and bring happiness to others. Apart from participating in various voluntary work, Lee was also nominated as the student ambassador this year. She said she was keen to spread the message of “happy school life” to her junior schoolmates. “I think bringing happiness to others is a very meaningful task in my school life. I aim to bring more positive energy to my schoolmates and teachers. ”


Another awardee was Mrs Lam Leung Ka-man, whose daughter studied at primary five at the Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School (Hung Hom Wan). Over recent years, Mrs Lam participated actively in the school's parent-teacher association (PTA), organizing different school events and voluntary activities. She also helped share parents’ opinions with the school’s leadership as the chairperson of PTA.

 

“From the outset, I hoped to be a role model for my daughter by participating in the PTA’s work,” Mrs Lam said. “I hoped she would learn to help others at school.” It worked. Her daughter not only learnt to be more helpful to her schoolmates and teachers, communication strengthened between Mrs Lam and her daughter. “As I engaged in voluntary work at the school, I had more common topics to discuss with her and we became much closer,” added Mrs Lam. As a bridge between the school and parents, Mrs. Lam hopes to continue her PTA work to create a better school environment for coming generations. 

 

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Holly Wong

Media Relations Manager

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Tel: 3550-2341

Fax: 3550-2383

Email: holly.wong@disney.com

 

Candy Lee

Specialist, Media Relations,

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Tel: 3550-2345 / 9020-6046

Fax: 3550-2383

Email: candy.c.lee@disney.com

 

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