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Learning Serving Leading

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Annual Plan 2007-08

Annual Plan 2007-08

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The Odyssey of the Mind: stimulating creativity
Dr. Rosanna Wong at OMP  

Encouraging imaginative, innovative creativity is so important in Hong Kong today when children are often fettered by the need to succeed academically and get good jobs. The Odyssey of the Mind, a creativity education programme that originated in the United States does just that and more. It was introduced by the Federation and the Education and Manpower Bureau in 1995, since when 220 schools or youth centres have enrolled and 30,000 students have taken part.

The programme's educational outcomes are not just increased creativity. Communication skills, teamwork and problem solving all benefit. Lessons learnt have crossover to other areas of the curriculum and the results show in improved school work. The best teams go on to compete with other top finishers at the World Finals - this year at Michigan State University. The trip takes place this week and fifty excited schoolchildren are getting ready, practicing routines for their performances and parades, remembering lessons taught by their coaches and letting their imaginations free.

Would you like to explore the possibility of supporting programmes like this? We would love to hear from you.

Read Feature Story for feedback from a coach, a headmistress and an OMP judge. Contact Anita Lam, tel 2123 9598, for more information.

Feature Story
OMP Team

Odyssey of the Mind: World Finals coming up

At the briefing for this week's World Finals, we talked to a coach, a headmistress and a judge to find out how the Odyssey of the Mind works. Meanwhile, busy teams dressed up in colourful costumes, took their homemade props and rehearsed for their spell in the spotlight at Michigan State Uā€¦ more...

Facts & Figures

The measurement of creativity

Upcoming events

Hong Kong Public Policy Innovation Award 2006/07 Award Ceremony
Strategies for Sustainable Development in Hong Kong

Date Thursday 31 May 2007
Time 7pm
Venue Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition
Final Judging and Award Presentation Ceremony
Date Saturday 2 June 2007
Time 9am-1:30pm
Venue Meeting Room 301, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Guest of Honour The Hon Joseph Wong, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce,
                            Industry and Technology
Chairman of the Final Judging Panel Prof Tsui Lap-chee, Vice-chancellor,
                                                             University of Hong Kong
Joint Speech Day: HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School
& HKFYG Ching Lok Kindergartens at Yaumatei & Sai Wan Ho
Date Saturday 2 June 2007
Time 3pm
Venue Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Guest of Honour Mr Lester Garson Huang, JP
                            Education Commission member and President of HKFYG
Global Citizenship Programme 2007 Commissioning Ceremony
Date Tuesday 5 June 2007
Time 4:30-5:15pm
Venue Auditorium of the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wanchai
Guests of Honour Mr James B Cunningham, United States Consul General
                              Mr Thomas Roe, Head of the Office of the European Commission
                              in Hong Kong and Macao

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