Since 1998, the Foundation has been the main sponsor of the Science Alive programme of demonstration lectures and teacher workshops which is now firmly established as a regular school activity in Hong Kong involving eminent UK scientists and Hong Kong secondary school students, together with their teachers and parents.
The programme has become a high profile and popular event with young people in Hong Kong. This is partly because of the specific support and involvement of the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government, which over the years has greatly encouraged schools to involve both students and teachers as a formal education activity. Participation in the programme has offered secondary schools a rare opportunity to share experience collectively with scientists from overseas, and to learn about recent developments in science and science teaching. Participating scientists are identified by the British Council, which is responsible for coordinating the event. The activity is also supported actively by the Hong Kong Science Museum.
This programme contributes to the development of education in Hong Kong by encouraging young people to become more engaged in scientific discovery, helping to prepare the ground for the next generation of research scientists. The Foundation supported annual Science Alive events from 2011-2015 contributing about HK$4 million.
For more information please visit the Science Alive pages of the British Council Hong Kong website.