A pilot scheme aimed at bringing art into the classroom has helped students become more expressive and creative through basic drama techniques. Jointly run by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Education Department and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the three-year Arts-in-Education programme was launched last year to 'develop and enhance the existing arts education' in 16 schools. 'Teaching and learning are the processes of stimulation and development during which teachers and students make use of different artistic elements to interact with each other,' said Dr Cheung Ping-kuen, chairman of Arts-in-Education. A recent study of the programme suggested it could enhance learning, art appreciation and interpersonal skills. Response from those participating in the scheme was 'positive'.