Heritage Education Activities for Schools

Heritage Education Activities for Schools

Date & Time

Please refer to the respective activity schedules

Location

Site-wide

Price

Free of charge

General

Heritage education activities seek to empower students and teachers to use Tai Kwun as a one-stop living resource to learn about Hong Kong’s history and culture, law and order development, as well as conservation and sustainable urban development.


Tai Kwun Education Activity: One-Stop Exploration

A 60-minute education tour for schools, introducing the history and conservation of the Central Police Station compound to students across different age levels. Teachers can also use different themed tour kits to design their own tour activity content.

Download the application form here


Online Learning (Secondary): Tai Kwun Stories

This 45-minute to 1-hour online talk invites students and teachers to delve into the stories of Tai Kwun and Hong Kong before in-person visits to the historic compound. Two versions of the activity are available to cater to different subjects:

1. Heritage Stories

Delivered by Tai Kwun Heritage Education

(Subjects: History / Chinese History / Geography / Other Learning Experiences)

2. Conservation Tales

Delivered by Tai Kwun Heritage Education and Project Architect

(Subjects: Liberal Studies / Life and Society / Visual Arts / Other Learning Experiences)

With interactive games and quizzes, students will uncover stories of the heritage compound with over 170 years of history, and foster foundational understanding to enrich on-site experience in the future.

This activity is free of charge. Please email heritage.edu@taikwun.hk to schedule your session.


Tai Kwun Education Activity: Heritage Education Courtroom Theatre

A 3-hour activity immersing students in Tai Kwun’s heritage atmosphere to learn about the history and development of Hong Kong’s judicial system. The activity offers two themes to suit upper primary to secondary students. This activity is available in Cantonese only.

Download the application form here


Tai Kwun Education Activity: Tai Kwun Outreach

This 2-hour activity aims to bring a fun approach to learning beyond the four walls of the historic compound. Through community experiences, Tai Kwun Outreach enables creative learning and inspires a new perspective on local cultural heritage and the lesser-known stories of Tai Kwun. Students will begin to build understanding and empathy towards the diverse people and stories that shaped Tai Kwun and Hong Kong.

The new outreach activity for primary and secondary students is a multicultural tour of Tai Kwun and Central led by ethnic minority youth, held in collaboration with The Salvation Army Tuen Mun Integrated Service for Young People. It will be launched on 25 February 2021 and is open for application now. Download the application form here


Heritage Education Worksheets

Teachers can use Heritage Education Worksheets to support the needs of different subjects. Students will explore the Heritage Storytelling Spaces in Tai Kwun to search for answers, and learn about the site’s architecture, history, conservation, and revitalisation stories. Worksheets for various primary and secondary subjects are available for teachers to download and print:

Heritage Education Worksheet: Experience Tai Kwun

Heritage Education Worksheet: History & Chinese History (Secondary)

Heritage Education Worksheet: Liberal Studies Activity Kit (Secondary)

Please contact heritage.edu@taikwun.hk to request for the Answer Guides.


Teachers’ Resource Handbook

This handbook acquaints primary and secondary school teachers with the history and revitalisation of Tai Kwun. Suggested learning activities deepen students’ understanding of Hong Kong’s conservation policies, as well as the importance of striking a balance between conservation and sustainable urban development.

Download the Teacher's Resource Handbook here. If you wish to receive a hard copy, please email heritage.edu@taikwun.hk.