YP summer workshops 2011


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Here are the upcoming Young Post Junior Reporters' Club workshops this summer. There are a few more places in some of them. Have a look and e-email [email protected] to apply. Include your name, age, school, contact number and list your order of preference if you apply to several.

If have been selected to one of the workshops, your name will be listed under the workshop details. Please send an email to [email protected] as soon as possible to confirm your attendance. We will soon send you a consent form that you must ask your parents to sign, and return to us by fax or scan and e-mail.

If you're not a Young Post junior reporter yet, visit the Reporters' Club page

Make-up session

Shu Uemura make-up artists will help you work on your summer looks. You will go home with plenty of new beauty tricks!

Workshop in Cantonese only.

Date: Monday, June 27 - 2.30pm to 4.30pm in Causeway Bay

Quota: 10


Journalist for a day

Be ready to spend an afternoon like a real journalist! You will attend a simulated press conference, take quotes and notes, and do some research before writing your news stories in teams. We will give you feedback on your work. Here is your chance to have a real sense of what it's like to work in a newsroom. The workshop will include a tour of the SCMP.

Date: Wednesday, June 29 - around 1pm to 6.30pm (read your email for transportation details)

Note that the date has been changed from June 28 to June 29.

Quota: 20


Korean passion

From kimchi to cucumber pickles, the signature dishes of Korea have seduced Hong Kong with their intoxicating flavours and hot spices. With some help from a Korean food critic, junior reporters will prepare an assortment of side dishes. The class will be followed by a tasting session. Yummy!

Date: Monday, July 4 - 1pm to 4pm in Causeway Bay

Quota: 7


Free to create

Think art, think creativity, think freedom. Now improvise something new with a group of artists. It's called art jam. Oscary Art & Wine cafe is inviting YP Junior Reporters to give it a try.

Date: July 7 - 3pm to 5pm in Sheung Wan

Quota: 10


Glass Fusing (New!)

Hong Kong Glass Arts Development Society will teach junior reporters what it means by "fusing" in glass art. You will get to design and make your own piece of glass jewelry! Glass artist Fanny Mak will also demonstrate another interesting technique, "lampwork".

Date: July 10, 2011, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm in Wanchai

Quota: 6


Connect with nature

Guided geo-tour to High Island at HK Geopark, one of Hong Kong's most popular geological sites. The reservoir is home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders, including hexagonal columns, s-shaped columns and sea caves. Learn all about the reservoir's geological history, rocks and landforms from a professional guide. Transportation will be arranged.

Date: Tuesday, July 12 - 9am to 12.30pm (meeting at Diamond Hill MRT station to go to High Island by coach. Participants will be back at Diamond Hill at 12.30pm)

Quota: 10


Micro-mosaic Workshop

Micro-mosaic jewellery made with tiny glass beads or cubes appeared in Italy a century ago. Artist Shan Luk learned the techniques from an Italian mosaicist. In the three-hour workshop, Shan will teach you how to make a micro-mosaic pendant.

Date: Tuesday, July 19 - 2pm to 5pm in Shek Kip Mei

Quota: 8


Meet the chef

Meet Peter Find, executive chef at newly opened Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, and learn how to become a food critic.

Date: Tuesday, July 12 at 10am

Quota: 8


Inside H&M

Get an exclusive tour of the H&M showroom in TST and a brief on the 2011 Autumn-Winter trends to help you prepare for the next season in style.

Date: Wednesday, July 20 - 2pm to 3pm in TST

Quota: 10


Green living

Many of us want to have a more sustainable lifestyle and are getting into the habit of recycling. But few of us really know how recycling works and how to do it well. Which plastic can I recylce? How do you recycle used cooking oil? What happens to food waste? Find answers to your questions at this full-day green tour organised by non-profit charitable organisation Yan Oi Tong.

Date: Thursday, July 28 - from 9.30am to 4.30pm (We will meet at Kowloon Tong at 9.30am and travel by coach to the EcoPark. Participants will be back in Kowloon Tong at 4.30pm).

Quota: 14

Participants so far (and if the workshop is confirmed)

Camera Obscura

Digital photography is all about speed, but the simplicity of a pinhole camera, aka camera obscura, allows one to capture the passage of time. In this exciting step-by-step workshop, Junior Reporters will build their own pinhole camera from photographic paper, drill their own pinholes and develop their images in a darkroom.

Date: Saturday, July 23 - whole day (starts at 10am in Causeway Bay and ends at 5pm in Sheung Wan)

Quota: 7


Global Elites Seminars

You can learn about the meaning of social justice as one of the Global Elites 2011 organised by Roundtable Community. Established in 2004, Roundtable Community is made of young scholars interested in cultural and social issues. Through a range of activities, it creates a platform for young people to exchange ideas and collectively build and sustain a diversified culture in Hong Kong.

This year’s programme includes seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. There will also be leadership workshops and a training camp, as well as a model United Nations conference. Students aged 15 to 19 are welcome to participate.

Date: Saturdays, July

Quota: 8

Email has been sent to participants.

Skin tips

It's a good thing to be concerned about your skin and learn how to take care of it. Clinique experts explain how to look after your skin in the sunny heat of summer.

Please note the workshop will be in English and is open to both boys and girls.

Date: Friday, August 5 (afternoon)

Quota: 10

Kung Fu

Participants will attend the Ngong Ping "Shaolin Kung Fu Showcase 2011" and enjoy a performance by kung fu masters. They will also learn kung fu as part of Shaolin Qixingquan Training and interview the kung fu masters.

Deadline for application: Friday, July 29. Put "Kung Fu" in the subject field.

Date: Friday, August 5 (afternoon)

Quota: 5