The SCMP Learning Festival 2020 has been rescheduled due to the current Covid-19 situations in Hong Kong. For your health and safety, the event has been rescheduled to March 27, 2021.

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The Schedule

All info session seats are limited, we will arrange in first come first serve basis.
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9:00 AM TO 9:30 AM


9:30 AM

Exhibition Opens

10:00 AM TO 10:30 Am

Info Session

10:30 AM TO 11:00 AM

Info Session: Little Beijing
Course Introduction
Jenny Sit, Founder and Director, Little Beijing

11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Panel: How do parents choose extracurricular activities for primary school children?

Parents are aware of the benefits that extracurricular activities can have on their children, including exploring a new passion, developing self-identity, increasing self-esteem and building social skills. But parents often find it difficult to find the 'right' activities for their children. Should you choose team sports or individual sports? Music or coding? Chess or painting? How do parents choose age-appropriate activities? What is the right mix of sport and extracurricular activities to help children grow and find their passion? Should parents let their children choose their activities based on their own personal interests?

Odette Umali, Founder, Gordon Parenting
Robbie McRobbie, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union
Katie Leung, Child and Family Therapist, LifeSpan Counselling

Douglas Parkes, Commissioning Editor, South China Morning Post

1:30 PM tO 2:00 PM

Info Session: Wycombe Abbey 
What is a Holistic Education?
Howard Tuckett
, Founding Headmaster, Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong

2:00 PM tO 3:00 PM

Panel: Extracurricular Activities: How much is too much?

In Hong Kong, there is a growing trend to keep children as busy as possible with structured activities like sports, music lessons and dance classes. Although these are beneficial to children in many ways, some psychologists believe that too many activities may create anxiety or stress. How many extracurricular activities are considered too many? How do parents know when their child is overwhelmed or genuinely miserable? Do parents worry that their child will feel left out if they limit their after-school activities? How can parents craft a balanced schedule for their child?  

Dr Ying Kan, Counselling Psychologist, Director, Talk in Action
Eva Chen, Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Bonnie Ng, Senior Director of Multi-Learning Workshop, Early Childhood Education Expert, and Columnist

Douglas Parkes, Commissioning Editor, South China Morning Post

3:00 pM to 3:30 pm

Info Session: Press Start Academy 
Play, Learn, Grow: Designing powerful learning experiences through play and games
Vince Siu
, Founder and CEO, Press Start Academy

3:30 pM to 4:00 pm

Info Session: Learners HK x Starlit Voices
The Giant Leap in kids education
Jan Brink
, Centre Director, Learners HK x Starlit Voices

4:00 pM

Exhibition Ends


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