This set of materials for primary students comprises two learning tasks based on a reading text and a multimodal text respectively. Learning activities and teaching steps are provided to guide students to explore the positive values and attitudes embedded in the texts, write a letter to express their love and gratitude to someone or something with a SOW of their choice and create a piece of two-dimensional (2D) artwork by themselves. Teachers are encouraged to make effective use of the learning and teaching materials to develop students’ language skills, promote values education and prepare students for participating in the “SOW in Love” Letter Writing Competition.
This set of materials for secondary students comprises a set of presentation slides and worksheets, which guide students to write a letter to express their love and gratitude to someone or something dear to the heart. Examples are provided to help students generate ideas through connecting their reading/viewing or personal experiences with a SOW of their own choice and a piece of two-dimensional (2D) artwork created by themselves. Tips are also provided on ways to polish the language and enhance the emotional appeal of the letter. Teachers are encouraged to make effective use of the learning and teaching materials to develop students’ language skills, promote values education and prepare students for participating in the “SOW in Love” Letter Writing Competition.
The web page A Collection of English Learning Activities for the Promotion of Values Education: Examples from the School-based Activity “Week of Positivity” showcases a collection of school practices in planning and implementing the “Week of Positivity”, a signature school-based activity under the 2022/23 SOW Campaign. Schools can make reference to the school examples and adapt the variety of learning activities to strengthen the promotion of values education in the school English Language curriculum and enrich students’ English learning experiences. Based on the examples and the resources available, schools are encouraged to organise their school-based “Week of Love and Growth” under the 2023/24 SOW Campaign.
The Award Presentation Ceremony for the SOW Campaign 2022/23 was successfully held on 7 October, 2023 (Sat) to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of schools and students in various SOW territory-wide competitions/student activities organised by the English Language Education Section and the Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Section in the 2022/23 school year. More than 300 students, teachers, principals and guests of honour were invited to the ceremony officiated by Dr Gloria CHAN, Principal Assistant Secretary (Curriculum Development). Our heartfelt gratitude to schools’ support and effort in featuring a variety of learning activities to promote values education in the school English Language curriculum.
The “SOW in Love” Letter Writing Competition is organised to enhance students’ language skills and multimodal literacy, nurture their creativity and foster their positive values and attitudes. Students are invited to write a letter to express their love and gratitude towards an entity with a SOW of their choice and create a piece of two-dimensional (2D) artwork to enhance conveyance of meaning and visual representation of the letter. To engage more students in the Competition, schools are encouraged to organise a preliminary competition within the school to shortlist outstanding student works across different year levels for the Competition. In support of the Competition, learning and teaching resources at primary and secondary levels will be disseminated in due course.
Entry Submission Deadline: 6:00 p.m., 8 March 2024 (Friday)
Entry Submission Form /Transcript Template
By 6:00 pm, 19 May 2023 (Friday) [Updated]