Everbright Teachers’ Heritage Discovery Tour
In 2012, CEL collaborated with the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers to jointly launch the “Everbright Teachers’ Heritage Discovery Tour”, a national education programme providing Hong Kong teachers with a chance to visit heritage sites and understand new development in mainland China. Running under a different cultural topic every year, the programme brings 40 to 50 Hong Kong teachers to the Mainland to exchange ideas with local educators and visit ancient historic sites, which helps enhance the teachers’ knowledge of Chinese history and culture.
The tour is organized in between July and August every year during the summer vacation. Since 2013 to 2017, participating teachers went to Nanjing, Jiangyin, Taicang, Wuxi, Suzhou, Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and other cities to develop a better understanding of local culture. After these visits, participating teachers are required to prepare a lesson plan and share their experiences with students.