A total of 330 students from primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions participated in the annual Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival organised by HKBU’s Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning.

To promote “drama in education”, the competition is made up of three categories – primary school, secondary school and tertiary institution/open group categories Through impromptu drama performances, the Festival aims to help students raise their awareness of current social and cultural issues. Students were given a time limit of 15 minutes to prepare and deliver their performance with a specified topic and theme.

In the tertiary institution/open group category, a team of three HKBU first-year students scooped the first runner-up award. The trio comprising Yang Linglin (Faculty of Arts), Wang Shu (Faculty of Social Sciences) and Xu Ruize (School of Business) unleashed their creativity and teamwork and delivered a four-minute drama with the theme “The Trend”. It was their first time participating in the event, but their outstanding performance received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the adjudicators and the audience.

The Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival is co-organised by the Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association and the Hong Kong Creative Educators Organization, and is sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation.