Art project to tap creativity

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 April, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 April, 1999, 12:00am

Ten schools have been selected to take part in the Artists-in- Schools Programme.

The programme, jointly or ganised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Education Department, is in its second year.

Ten schools were chosen from 33 applications to take part in the programme in the coming school year. Two of the schools are special education schools - one for hearing-im paired and the other for physi cally handicapped students.

The programme aims to tap students' creativity and help them build up self-confidence.

Participating schools will use various arts media to explore different issues. Topics this year include 'The New Genera tion Looks at the New Millennium' and 'Concepts of Sex Among Young People'.

Activities include work shops, seminars, arts camps and field visits. This year stu dents will go on an exchange trip to Guangzhou.

The participating schools are St Francis Xavier's School (Tsuen Wan), Carmel Second ary School, Lutheran School for the Deaf, SKH Bishop Baker Secondary School, Ho Man Tin Government Secondary School, Madam Lau Kam Lung Second ary School of Miu Fat Buddhist Monastery, SKH Li Ping Sec ondary School, Sik Sik Yuen Ho Ngai College, John F Kennedy Centre and NT Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School.