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"1 + 1" Group

The “1+1” Group Creative Project Dissemination held by Affective Education Division of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) concluded successfully last Saturday (24 Nov) night.  The conference was the first collaboration between the HKAGE and local primary schools. Through studying the effects of the “1+1” Group on HKAGE primary student members and local gifted primary students, we strived to facilitate parents and their children in affective development. Both parents and students expressed that the Group benefitted them a lot, enhancing parent-child communication and equipping parents with skills in nurturing their children. All of them learnt to solve daily life problems with Creative Problem Solving skills. Some parents said they would start appreciating others after joining the Group and understand their children’s abilities better. Parents also opined that the projects done by the students were meaningful, and these budding social pillars will surely contribute to society in the future. They also realised the importance of whole person development.

  • I seldom appreciated others but now I know how to do so
  • Children’s projects are meaningful, and they will be able to contribute to society
  • I have a better understanding of children’s abilities, helping them develop their potential

In the conference, student members showed how they came up with new ideas and produced inspirational work using Creative Problem Solving skills.  There were altogether seven pieces of outstanding work: “Automatic Production Machine”, “How do we slow down global warming?”, “Thin-film Solar Cell”, “Automatic Cooking Robot”, “Pollution (air and waste)”, “Intelligent Cashbox”, and “Huge Air Freshener”. The student members applied what they had learnt from our programmes to different creative inventions and social issues to raise public concern on various social topics when completing their projects. It was our pleasure to have invited Ms Wong Po Yam, Candice, Headmistress of Po Leung Kuk Chong Kee Ting Primary School, Mr  Ng Lam Ngoi and Ms Mui Pui Pui, Chairpersons of Gifted Education, from the school to be the award presenters as a gesture of encouragement. Both parents and student members enjoyed the event and got inspired by the sharing.

    

Professor Ng Tai Kai, Executive Director of the HKAGE gave an opening speech in the conference and took a photo with Ms Wong, Headmistress of Po Leung Kuk Chong Kee Ting Primary School.

    

The HKAGE thanked parents and students of Po Leung Kuk Chong Kee Ting Primary School for joining the “1+1 Group”. Ms Tiffany Sin, Deputy Head of Affective Education Division of the HKAGE, presented a souvenir to Ms Wong.

Our heartfelt thanks to the teachers and volunteers for their help and support.

Group photo of the “1+1” Group Creative Project Dissemination.

Parents and students of Po Leung Kuk Chong Kee Ting Primary School.

HKAGE student members and their parents.

   

  

  

Student members giving presentations.

Parent Seminar cum Parent Education Programme Certificate Presentation 2017

The ‘Parent Seminar cum Parent Education Programme Certificate Presentation 2017’ held by the Affective Education Division concluded successfully. It was our honour to have Dr. Tsang Fan Kwong, an experienced psychiatrist, to give a speech on ‘Positive Parenting for Gifted Children’. Dr. Tsang suggested that parents should share happy memories with children to nurture humorous, creative kids who will ‘Dream Big’ and chase their dreams. His inspiring address and humour tightly grabbed the attention of the audience who didn’t want to call it a day and were eager to learn more from him.

Parent Education Programme Certificate and Certificate of Appreciation for the guest speaker.

Prof. NG Tai Kai, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, delivered a speech in the event and expressed gratitude for the continuous support from parents.

Group photo of the ‘Parent Seminar cum Parent Education Programme Certificate Presentation 2017’.

Dr. Tsang Fan Kwong suggested that parents should share happy memories with children to nurture humorous, creative kids who will ‘Dream Big’ and chase their dreams.

Parenting Emotionally Intense Gifted Children

The Affective Education Division hosted the parent seminar ‘Parenting Emotionally Intense Gifted Children’ last Saturday, for which we had invited Dr. Benjamin Wat Wai Ho, an experienced marriage and family therapist, as our guest speaker. Dr. Wat introduced to parents the characters of gifted students with vivid real-life examples, enabling mums and dads to find out what puts pressure on their children. He also suggested that parents could encourage instead of pushing gifted kids because love is the best cradle. With lots of joy and fun will our future pillars happily explore the world and live life to the fullest.

Spending playtime with children is an act of love which helps nurture a stable mind for exploration.

Parents were attentive at the seminar and would like to get tips on how to help children relieve pressure.