Inter-school Project Competition on
Climate Change Concluded Successfully
The Prize Presentation Ceremony of the Inter-school Cross-curricular Project Competition on Climate Change 2016-17 was successfully held on 29 April 2017.
The Prize Presentation Ceremony was well attended by students, teachers and representatives of schools across Hong Kong.
The prize presentation ceremony was one of the celebrating activities for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). In addition, the competition, which has been launched in October 2016, was a signature event of the Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government with Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited and Hong Kong Education City as the strategic partners. It was the first of its kind to encourage students to tackle climate change through innovations based on applying STEM, enquiry study, map analysis, GIS technology and the Science of Where.
Dr. Catherine Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education (Left second) and Dr. Winnie Tang (Right first) with one of the winning teams.
Dr. Catherine Chan, Deputy Secretary for Education, was presented as the Guest of Honor of the ceremony. Awards were presented to teams of different categories and selected topics. There were three categories in the competition: primary (Primary Four to Primary Six), junior secondary (Secondary One to Secondary Three) and senior secondary (Secondary Four to Secondary Six). Students could choose to produce a small invention or to conduct project research on coping with climate change. In addition, Outstanding GIS Application Awards were given to those teams who could use spatial analysis and mapping tools to conduct research on climate change. Below is the list of the winners:
- Outstanding GIS Application Award
Primary: Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School
Junior Secondary: Wah Yan College Kowloon
Senior Secondary: Christian Alliance S W Chan Memorial College
- Best Invention
Primary: Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Primary School
Junior Secondary: St. Teresa Secondary School
Senior Secondary: Wai Kiu College
- Best Investigative Study
Primary: Po Leung Kuk Castar Primary School
Junior Secondary: Sha Tin Methodist College
Senior Secondary: SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School
Esri China (HK) Chairman Dr. Winnie Tang, in her capacity as the chief judge of the competition, praised the students for their efforts and the quality of the projects. She was especially impressed by the creative thinking and attention to details demonstrated by the students in the investigation of heat-island effect caused by urbanization, the development of a mobile application to promote low-carbon diet, the design of a power-generating bicycle, etc.
Dr. Winnie Tang encouraged the students to solve the problems of the society by creative thinking and innovations.
In conclusions, Dr. Tang encouraged the students to continue solving the problems of the society by bringing their potential into full play. She also thanked the Education Bureau for organizing the competition and urged the Government to organize more activities that can promote creative thinking and skills of students.
In addition, the Story Maps of two of the winners of Outstanding GIS Application Award can be reached through the hyperlinks below: