The 3rd Arts Ambassadors-in-School Recognition Ceremony ADC Commends 656 Student Arts Ambassadors
12 Jul
A total of 656 arts ambassadors from different primary, secondary and special schools attended the 3rd Arts Ambassadors-in-School Recognition Ceremony today (9 July) at Queen Elizabeth Stadium to make a pledge showing their commitment to the arts and to share the joy of arts with others.
 
This is the third year for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) to launch the Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme to recognise students with artistic excellence and enthusiasm and encourage them to contribute their arts talents to the community. This year, the response is overwhelming with a total of 656 students from different primary, secondary and special schools enrolled as arts ambassadors.
 
The Recognition Ceremony is co-organised by the ADC and the Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 2. Officiated by Mr Suen Ming-yeung, Michael, Secretary for Education; Mr Wong Ying-wai, Wilfred, Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC); Mr Ko Tin-lung, Chairman of ADC's Arts Promotion Committee; Ms Mok Fung-yee, Emily, ADC’s Council Member and Mr Tai Keen-man, Acting Director of Broadcasting, the ceremony recognised the devotion and passion of the arts ambassadors.
 
Renowned singer Michael Wong performed his famous song in the opening of the Recognition Ceremony to give support to the arts ambassadors. After that, the officiating guests inaugurated the ceremony by unveiling a colourful butterfly, which symbolises the diversity of arts.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Wong Ying-wai, Wilfred said the Scheme aimed to nurture young talents with great passion and participation in arts. Also, the Scheme encourages students to share their arts enthusiasms with family and friends and bring arts and culture to the community.  
 
Following the inauguration ceremony, there was an array of performances staged by the arts ambassadors and artists. These included: 
  • Flash dance, coordinated by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and choreographed by renowned local dance artist Rock Fang, allies the forces of arts ambassadors and singer Sherman Chung
  • Battling with the Typhoon, Zheng Ensemble by Luo Jing, accomplished zheng musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and four arts ambassadors 
  • Little Drummers, Big Fun!, a Symphony of Drums by Gao Shan, percussion musician of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and seven arts ambassadors
  • Cantonese operatic excerpts from The Lotus Lamp by two arts ambassadors (Guided by Fong Suet-ying, Chair and Artistic Director of Sing Fai Cantonese Opera Promotion Association) 
  • Guitar performance by singer Ella Koon and arts ambassador
  • First movement of Double Violin Concerto in D Minor by J.S.Bach, Violins and Piano Ensemble by Colleen Lee, renowned pianist and recipient of Award for Young Artist (Music) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2008 with two arts ambassadors
  • Screening of video “We Share” produced by the arts ambassadors (Guided by Kongkee, renowned local comic artist, voice cast by singer Ivana Wong)
The ceremony came to a finale with a declaration ceremony. Led by Mr Suen Ming-yeung, Michael, Secretary for Education, the ambassadors made a pledge showing their commitment to the arts and to share the joy of arts with others. Each arts ambassador will receive a $500 scholarship and a certificate of commendation as appreciation of their efforts. 
 
Over the past few months, the arts ambassadors participated in arts activities including creative arts workshops and sharing of arts experience in television, radio programme and newspapers. During the summer vacation, the arts ambassadors will participate in various arts activities, including “Theatre Magic”, which is co-organised by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to introduce the backstage facilities of theatre productions. 
 
To inspire the creativity of the arts ambassadors and to promote the spirit of sharing among students, ADC and Hong Kong Tramways Limited jointly organised the ArTram: Fantasy Playground Design Competition. By getting students to create visual art works, their creativity and imagination will be kindled. The winning artworks will be featured on the exteriors of trams and in K11 Art Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. 
 
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