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Primary Schools & Special Schools

Introduction of Primary Schools & Special Schools Activities


Participating schools can organise fruit promotion activities recommended by the DH and request the relevant materials* for these activities. Participating schools can:

1. tick the appropriate box on the reply slip or enrolment form to indicate that they "would like to request materials from the DH". The DH will provide schools with a range of educational materials such as banners, posters, leaflets, educational tools, souvenirs and online resources.
 
2. post up posters provided by the DH or relevant publicity materials prepared by students under their teachers' guidance
 
3. issue a notice to parents informing them that a series of activities will be launched at school to echo the “Joyful Fruit Month”, and that all teachers and students will join the activities in April 2021 or during other proposed periods (A template of “Notice to Parents” can be downloaded from the website);
 
4. organise the following activities (Please refer to the table below):
Activity
Date or Period
Details
(1) 
Campus Fruit Party
Any date(s)
issue a notice to parents to promote the "Joyful Fruit Month" event and to encourage parents to share fruit with their children
encourage teachers and students to eat fruit together during recess or lunch time
(2) 
Billboard Competition
Any designated period (not less than 28 days)
use the "Billboard" poster to record students' fruit eating behaviour (at school, home or other places) by putting "✓" or stickers on it
gather billboards from all classes and compute the overall score by using the formula below:
Total no. of "✔" or stickers on all billboards in the school x100%
Total no. of students in the school x no. of days
email the overall result to joyfulfruitmonth@dh.gov.hk by 14 May 2021 (Friday)
schools scoring 50% or above will be listed on the website in recognition of their effort
school may also conduct inter-class competition to encourage regular fruit eating habit of students
schools may present certificates of appreciation (downloadable from the website) or other awards# to students with outstanding participation
(3) 
DIY Handicraft activity
Any date(s)
distribute the worksheets provided by the DH for students to create 3D paper fruit models (suitable for all students; may be used in visual art classes)
(4) 
Fruit Colouring Activity
Any date(s)
distribute the worksheets provided by the DH for students' classroom/home activities (suitable for all students; may be used in visual art classes)
(5) 
Tongue Twister Challenge
(with Card)
Any date(s)
distribute the challenge card provided by the DH for tongue twister competition (suitable for all students; may be used in school activities)
(6) 
Fruit Origami Game
Any date(s)
download the Origami Game instructions from the website for students to create different paper fruits (suitable for all students; may be used in visual art classes)
(7) 
English Crossword Puzzle
Any date(s)
download the English Crossword Puzzles from the website for students to learn interesting fruit facts (available in different levels of difficulty; may be used in English lessons)
(8) 
Other activities
Throughout the school year
incorporate the element of fruit into the school curriculum (please refer to “Suggested Activities for Primary Schools” on the website)
*Schools that participated in the "Joyful Fruit Month" in the 2019/2020 school year can continue to use the materials from last year.

#To avoid confusing students with contradictory messages about healthy eating, please do not provide awards that may encourage students to eat foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar content such as sweets or desserts and food coupons when organising activities.
 
5. send the event photos and descriptions to the Secretariat for sharing with other schools via the Joyful Fruit Month E-Newsletters and the “School Activity Photo Gallery” on the website (Activities Photos Submission Form can be downloaded from the website).
 
6. a certificate of appreciation will be issued to schools participating in the “Joyful Fruit Month” and the list of participating schools will be uploaded to our “Joyful Fruit Month” website.

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