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[Cancelled] The “Safe Cracking” International Physics Tournament 2020 (ILO/012)

The aim of the safe-cracking tournament is to encourage basic understanding of physics principles and develop original ideas to implement these principles. On the day of the tournament, teams from Israel and around the world present the locking mechanisms they built as a challenge to the other teams and try to “crack” other teams’ safes.

The international tournament will be held at the Davidson Institute of Science Education at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Upon completion of the camp, student participants should be able to:

  • brainstorm ideas, work collaboratively and creatively in the team-based student hands-on project sessions;
  • meet new friends and develop long-term friendship with overseas gifted students and gifted education professionals and continue to share their learning experience with each other; and
  • promote cultural exchange while enhancing their academic development.



22 to 27 March 2020 



Content and other details:




  • 5 HKAGE student members of S4 – S6 with outstanding performance in Sciences;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Shows a genuine interest in and desire to learn science and technology;
  • Have the mental fortitude to complete the training course and the tournament; and
  • Have extensive knowledge of his/her own society, culture, etc.

Fee :

  • The net cost will be around HK$10,000 – HK$15,000 per student which depends on the final air ticket price. Students will be responsible to pay their own airfare and taxes.
  • The programme cost includes the registration fee, airfare, travel insurance, accommodation, some meals, learning activities and excursions. 
  • For overseas programmes, to the order of 50% of the programme cost will be on-charged to the student member and the remaining 50% subsidised by the HKAGE, to a maximum of HK$10,000 per student member per academic year. The maximum subsidy for student members who are granted eligible government subsidies are different and may apply for increasing the maximum subsidy limit.  Details please refer to the Overseas Programme Subsidy Policy.
  • Student members with financial difficulties may apply for fee remission on the 50% of the programme cost on-charged to each student member. Details please refer to the Fee Remission Policy.

Travel document and visa:

Students must bring along their travel document which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure and a visa to Israel (if applicable)


Refer to SCIS3011 (Under Secondary Science Programme)

Briefing session:

A briefing session will be arranged for all successful applicants and their parents with details as follows:

Date: Early March 2020 (Tentative)
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue: The HKAGE


For enquires, please contact us on 3940 0101 or by email to