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  1. Dealing with the heat

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... company UniServity. Eleven aided schools and the English Schools Foundation (ESF) have pledged their support for the three-year programme. They will work with British schools online to come up ... means there's limited airflow at ground level,' said Helen Bamber, from ESF's Island School. The UK students shared recycling measures they adopt on campus. Oscar Yu Ho-cheong, ...

  2. Wilting flowers and pirate power

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve environmental awareness and community spirit. Potted plants were given away free at the ceremony. Meanwhile, at Sha Tin Junior School, more than 200 children donned pirate costumes (above) as part of an English-learning activity organised by the English Schools Foundation. The Pirates of the South Seas Treasure Hunt involved children aged three to 12 and their parents. They took ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Subvention for ESF must be raised I am writing as a local parent to urge support for increased government subvention for the English Schools Foundation (ESF). We must all recognise the importance of English-medium schools for local students who cannot otherwise afford or gain access to international schools. While other Asian nations and the mainland are gearing up ...

  4. Winds of change

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four students Karena Wong Kam-yan (left) and Rachel Chan Ka-yiu, Year 12 student Helen Bamber from Island School and Form Two student Oscar Yu Ho-cheong from Creative Secondary School are taking part in Climate Cool, an international education programme that will involve 11 local aided schools and the English Schools Foundation. Climate Cool is a new British Council project ...

  5. Sky's the limit for green warriors

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... Mabel Sieh Island School has shown that action speaks louder than words by installing solar panels and wind turbines on its rooftop. The devices have helped the school reduce its carbon footprint and boost environmental awareness among its students. The Solar Panel and Wind Turbine Project is the first of its kind among ESF (English Schools Foundation) schools. The devices ...

  6. Green students get a chance to play it cool

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and British schools, with other countries expected to join soon. The schools project is part of a broader British Council campaign to raise awareness of climate change. In Hong Kong, 11 aided schools and the English Schools Foundation will take part in the project, which will link to secondary school subjects including geography, the sciences, integrated humanities, liberal studies and information ...

  7. Project gives students a green education

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... and Singapore, are expected to join within six months. In Hong Kong, the three-year project will involve 11 aided schools and the English Schools Foundation. It will target Form Two students ...

  8. Filthy air disrupts another school event

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung At least one other school has cancelled an outdoor sports event because of fears that poor air quality could harm students' health. An inter-house cross-country event by South Island School, scheduled for yesterday afternoon, had to be postponed to October 5. The secondary school in Southern District, run by the English Schools Foundation, attributed ...

  9. Watch your step

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... a client's home, and will be conducting an audit of The Peak School next year for the English Schools Foundation. 'The family is willing to invest in solar panels and renewable-energy items, but they want to see the impact of their home first,' she says. Jenny Quinton, who chairs the environmental group of the English Schools Foundation, is looking forward to an assessment ...

  10. Out of the wild

    Posted May 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be imported to Hong Kong. The study is expected to start this year and be completed in two to three years. Earlier this month, pupils at a primary school launched a campaign calling on the theme park to agree not to go ahead with the plan, arguing that animals taken from the wild and kept in captivity would suffer. At least 300 pupils from the English Schools Foundation Kennedy School signed ...




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