Suspending classes without suspending learning
Contributed by President Francis Chan of Rotary Club of New Territories, President Kevin So and Immediate Past Past President Phoebe Ng of Rotaract Club of New Territories
Rotary Club of New Territories, Rotaract Club of New Territories and the Books & Beyond Reading Club jointly organized a service project to teach primary school students English.
Rotary Club of New Territories and Rotaract Club of New Territories assisted primary school students in “Suspending classes without suspending learning” during the Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, all primary schools in Hong Kong have suspended face-to-face classes. In response to the impact of long-term suspension on primary school students, Rotary Club of New Territories and Rotaract Club of New Territories jointly assisted Books & Beyond Reading Club in implementing an online teaching English service project in October 2020, allowing students to suspend classes without suspend learning.
Teaching English in small classes for primary school students in Hong Kong with poor economic conditions to stimulate their interest in continuous learning
This service project aims to provide free English enhancement courses for primary school students in Hong Kong with poor economic conditions, so that primary school students have more opportunities to learn and experience the fun of learning English, thereby helping students develop interest in English reading and confidence in speaking English. Volunteers enhance students’ interest in learning English by leading lively online classes with interesting topics. Online classes are also conducted in small classes so that volunteers can understand and respond with the abilities and progress of each student more.
Online and offline activities in response to the pandemic to cultivate the confidence of primary school students in using English and the conduct of life
The service project is divided into two steps:
1st step – to interact with primary school students online
The first step will be online teaching given by the Rotaract Club of New Territories to primary school students during the pandemic so that the students can still feel the joy of learning English and cultivate confidence in English reading and speaking during the suspension of classes.
2nd step – to visit primary schools to communicate with primary school students in different ways.
The second step will be the visit of primary schools by Rotary Club of New Territories and Rotaract Club of New Territories after the pandemic is over using role play, cooperative games, interactive storytelling, awards and other forms, to encourage primary school students to learn English together, from which they can develop various skills, such as social skills, self-management, and social awareness.
Joint service project by Rotary Club of New Territories and Rotaract Club of New Territories
Thanks to the members of Rotary Club of New Territories and Rotaract Club of New Territories for participating in the service project, including Francis Chan, the President of Rotary Club of New Territories and its members Mok Yi Tan, Doctor Wong Hoi Tung and Jean Nicolas Phan. Jean Nicolas Phan has always been the tutor volunteer of Books & Beyond Reading Club and he spared no effort to promote the cooperation between Rotary and Books & Beyond Reading Club. In addition, thanks should also go to the members of Rotaract Club of New Territories who have served as English tutor volunteers, including Phoebe, Sophia and Sarah, who have led more than 20 classes covering over 100 students.
新界扶輪社、新界扶青社與Books & Beyond Reading Club合辦教授小學生英語的服務計劃
鑿於新冠肺炎的影響，全港的小學都暫停了面授課堂。考慮到長期停課對小學生的影響，新界扶輪社與新界扶青社於2020年10月開始協助Books & Beyond Reading Club 進行線上教授英語的服務計劃，讓學生可以停課不停學。
「停課也不停學」教授小學生英語服務計劃第一步曲 – 透過線上與小學生進行互動
「停課也不停學」教授小學生英語服務計劃」第二步曲 – 到訪小學內以不同形式與小學生交流
鳴謝是次參與服務計劃的新界扶輪社及新界扶青社社友，包括新界扶輪社社長陳志雄、社友金鈴、社友黃海東醫生以及社友Jean Nicolas Phan，Jean Nicolas Phan並一直是Books & Beyond Reading Club英文導師義工，期間不為餘力推動了扶輪社與Books & Beyond Reading Club的合作。另外要感謝擔任英文導師義工的新界扶青社社友及義工包括吳梓甄(Phoebe)，鄭子伶(Sophia)及衛傳儀(Sarah)。三位英文導師義工目前已帶領20個以上課堂，教授超過100個學生。