The return of STC’s much-adored Alternative Curriculum Day as an extension of the long-running Health and Well-Being week proved to be a great opportunity for Year 7 to 9 students to further their interest in activities outside the regular curriculum.
Students had a multitude of choices to pick from, ranging from Arts and Crafts, Drama, Sports, and Music, to Technology and Maths, Languages, and Geography. The Arts and Crafts were divided into more specific topics, such as Comic Art Techniques, Wearable Art, Mask-Making and Pinhole Photography, where students learned to make their own pinhole cameras out of Pringles crisp containers. For those who are more physically adept, there were many sports-related activities, such as Cycling in Fo Tan; Bowling; Hiking in Sha Tin; Rock Climbing; Swimming; Body Pump; Superstars Challenge, in which contestants took part in a wide range of intense sporting events; and Healthy Maths Trail, a challenge that required both a healthy mind and body to keep up with the challenge of running around the school while answering perplexing maths questions. Finally there were also less physically-taxing choices such as Boal, Forum Theatre, and Publications, for students more interested in photography, filming, and video editing.
Year 9 cyclists
Visit to Kadoorie Farm
Chinese rope skipping
All these activities were planned to present education in a fun and appealing way, offering great opportunities for students to constructively strengthening their relationships, and allowing students to appreciate and understand the importance of one’s well-being.
“I really enjoyed Alternative Curriculum Day,” said Qin Qin Tang from 7G1, who took part in Climbing. “I loved rock climbing because it was something new, and it was also very fun to do it with all my friends.”
Charles Ko of 8X2 had a ‘wonderful’ day, too. “Alternative Curriculum Day allowed us to take a different approach to learning,” said Charles. “I even made some new friends!”
The Alternative Curriculum Day was a very enjoyable event for all the Lower School students. Many thanks to all the teachers for arranging the activities seamlessly to allow for such an engaging and fruitful day.
Click here to see photos various teachers took on the day.
Emily Wong 8G2