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    02 Dec 2017

    IVE joins hands with thousand families to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less” in the “Kids’ Greenway Community Green Day”
    IVE joins hands with thousand families to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less” in the “Kids’ Greenway Community Green Day”
    IVE joins hands with thousand families to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less” in the “Kids’ Greenway Community Green Day”
    IVE joins hands with thousand families to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less” in the “Kids’ Greenway Community Green Day”

    IVE joins hands with thousand families to promote the culture of “Use Less, Waste Less” in the “Kids’ Greenway Community Green Day”

    Officiating guest Secretary for the Environment WONG Kam-sing thanks IVE for promoting green education among children, enabling the latter to understand the importance of resource conservation since they are young. He also donated a toy mask of “Big Waster” in support of the event
    Officiating guest Secretary for the Environment WONG Kam-sing thanks IVE for promoting green education among children, enabling the latter to understand the importance of resource conservation since they are young. He also donated a toy mask of “Big Waster” in support of the event
    After verification, Guinness World Records adjudicator (Fourth from right) confirms that a new world record has been set and presents a certificate to IVE
    After verification, Guinness World Records adjudicator (Fourth from right) confirms that a new world record has been set and presents a certificate to IVE
    Over 2,000 kindergarten teachers, kids and their parents, collectively set a new world record for The Most Toy Donated in One Hour, promoting the new “Use Less, Waste Less” culture
    Over 2,000 kindergarten teachers, kids and their parents, collectively set a new world record for The Most Toy Donated in One Hour, promoting the new “Use Less, Waste Less” culture
    The new Guinness World Record for The Most Toy Donated in One Hour is set and a certificate is presented to IVE
    The new Guinness World Record for The Most Toy Donated in One Hour is set and a certificate is presented to IVE
    The Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL), part of the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services (CECS) of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), held the “Big Wasters, Big Savers” – Kids’ Greenway Achievement Ceremony cum Green Day Community Event (Green Day) today (2 December). Over 2,000 kindergarten teachers, kids and their parents, collectively set a new world record for “The Most Toy Donated in One Hour”, promoting the new “Use Less, Waste Less” culture and celebrating the schools’ green education achievements with the community.

    Held in the Nursery Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the “Big Wasters, Big Savers”- Kids’ Greenway Achievement Ceremony cum Green Day Community Event (Green Day) was officiated by Secretary for the Environment WONG Kam-sing. He said, “The closing ceremony today marks the successful conclusion of the two-year Early Childhood Education Pilot School Campaign. I have to thank IVE for promoting green education among children, enabling the latter to understand the importance of resource conservation since they are young. I hope everyone present today will continue to spread the ethos of ‘Use Less, Waste Less’ and apply persistently what they have learnt from the Campaign to ‘Dump less, Save more’ in order to tame the Big Waster. Let’s build a low-carbon and greener Hong Kong together.”

    Other officiating guests include Chairman of Environmental Education and Community Action Projects Vetting Sub-committee Dr Winnie LAW, Director cum Chairman of Education Council of Sik Sik Yuen CHAN Chant-fai, Principal of Yuen Yuen Kindergarten WONG Sau-han, VTC Deputy Executive Director of the VTC Professor Ronald CHUNG, Principal of IVE (Sha Tin) and Academic Director of CECS Discipline Dr Lillian WONG, and Head of CECS Department Lorraine PAK. They jointly witnessed the new Guinness World Record for “The Most Toy Donated in One Hour” being set by over 2,000 teachers, kids and their parents from over 200 kindergartens. After verification, Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed that a new world record had been set and presented a certificate to IVE.

    Participants collectively donated 3,381 pieces of toys that weighed over 1 tonne to show their commitment to walk the talk of “Use Less, Waste Less” through family-school joint actions. The collected toys will be donated to the charity organisation Christian Action for fund-raising purposes, or will be distributed directly to families in need. This Guinness World Record Attempt was supported by Diamond Donor Sik Sik Yuen and Silver Donor Yuen Yuen Institute.

    Apart from the Guinness World Record Attempt, the Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL) also held the mega community event Green Day, in which the schools, their teachers, kids and families collectively took part in promoting the importance of environmental protection to the public.

    The Green Day was packed with fun and sustainable activities and open to public for free. There were the “Green Game Booths” and “Achievement Exhibition and Green Games” themed areas, providing 60 green game booths which were designed by the participating schools, community environmental groups and public organisations.

    The Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL) was commissioned and funded by the Environmental and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee to initiate the “Use Less, Waste Less” educational programme in the kindergarten sector, with an objective to promote the “Use Less, Waste Less” culture among young children and to help them cultivate environmental awareness at an early stage. So far 203 kindergarten and nursery schools have participated in this programme. Over 450 teachers have received professional training from the programmes and successfully developed “Use Less, Waste Less” curriculum in their own schools, benefitting over 12,000 young children.

    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The nine IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies.

    The Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL) aims to promote quality learning and teaching practices and values for early childhood education. The Centre puts emphasis on developing 3 major domains of services: School-based Training, Continuing and Professional Education, and Cross-disciplinary Collaborations. CECTL organises a diverse range of Qualifications Framework (QF)-recognised professional programmes, covering the areas in Special Child Care Education, Inclusive Education, Children’s Art Education, Playgroup Supervision and Teacher Training, Parent Education, etc. The Centre also takes a proactive role in collaborating with various government departments to devise a series of innovative collaborative projects, e.g. The Fire Services Department Education Ambassadors Training.

    Website: www.ive.edu.hk

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