The Education Bureau today invited primary schools to join the first city-wide quiz competition on Chinese history and culture and secondary schools to join an award promoting the topics.
The primary school competition comprises preliminary, semi-final and final stages targeting Primary 4 to 6 students.
Each primary school may nominate a minimum of 20 students for the preliminary stage of the competition, which will be held online from April to May.
The semi-final and final stages will be held at a television station from June to July.
In addition to the champion, first runner-up and second runner-up, the 18 Districts Outstanding Achievement Awards and Schools with Greatest Participation awards will encourage more schools to take part in the event.
The winners will be presented with trophies, certificates, book coupons, and more.
Applications for the competition will be accepted until March 19.
As for secondary schools, the objective of the Inheritance & Innovation: School of the Year Award for Promoting Chinese History & Culture is to encourage students to learn about the topics through self-directed learning and e-learning.
It will also reward and recognise the active participation of schools, teachers and students in promoting Chinese history and culture.
The bureau has consolidated existing online teaching materials and launched the Chinese History Student Self-learning Platform.
Student activities, including A Taste of Chinese History & Culture competition and Decoding Chinese History creative video competition, are being held to help secondary school students learn in a lively way.
Schools that have participated in the self-learning platform and student activities will qualify for the award. A separate application is not necessary.