"Smoke-free Galaxy" School Education Theatre Programme Helps to Establish Smoke-free Culture and Lifestyle among Students from Younger Age
2011.10.13Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) launched a brand-new interactive theatre show “Smoke-free Galaxy” this year and a premiere was held at Y-Theatre, Youth Square on 12 October 2011 for students, teachers and media. The interactive theatre uses a blend of presentation methods including animation and graphic projection, interesting sound effect, singing and dancing, as well as interactive engagement to create a favorable atmosphere to help students recognize the important message of tobacco control. Apart from acquiring knowledge about the hazards of smoking and secondhand smoke, it helps students understand the benefits of smoke-free environment and establish smoke-free culture at young age.
Honourable guests included Ms Lisa LAU, MH JP, Chairman of COSH, Ms Brenda WU, Chairman of Education and Publicity Committee, COSH, Professor LAM Tai-hing JP, Director, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Dr Raymond HO, Head of Tobacco Control Office, Dr Anne FUNG, Principal Medical and Health Officer (Primary Care), Department of Health and Mr Jackson WONG, MH, Member of COSH were officiated at the ceremony of the Premiere. Ms Lisa LAU stated that with the combination of the smoke-free culture with performing arts, it effectively advocated the proper attitude of smoke-free lifestyle among youngster, which helped develop smoke-free Hong Kong with COSH.
Since 1995, education theatre has been one of the major education and publicity campaigns of COSH to promote smoking prevention among children and teenagers. During 1995-2010, the Education Theatre Programme has contributed more than 1,200 performances and reached more than 360,000 students and teachers.
For details of interactive education theatre “Smoke-free Galaxy”, please visit COSH website at www.smokefree.hk
Photos of interactive theatre show “Smoke-free Galaxy” premiere:
The honourable guests broke the cigarettes to show their determination of anti-smoking. (From the Left: Dr Raymond HO, Professor LAM Tai-hing JP, Ms Lisa LAU, MH JP, Ms Brenda WU, Mr Jackson WONG, MH, Member of COSH and Ms Vienna LAI)
Smoke-free Superkids came on stage.
COSH values the interactive elements of the show, which could effectively attract students’ attention and reception of anti-smoking message.
Over 400 students and teachers enjoyed the preview of Education Theatre.