“The Smoke-free Journey of Red Hoodlet” Interactive Education Theatre Conveys Smoke-free Messages Through Classic Fairy Tale Characters
2012.10.18Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) has been actively educating children and adolescents on smoking hazards and preventing them from taking up smoking by organizing the Interactive Education Theatre Programme, one of COSH’s major education and publicity campaigns targeting at primary students since 1995. The Education Theatre Programme had contributed about 1,300 performances reaching more than 380,000 students and teachers and was greatly appraised by audience. This year, COSH introduces the brand-new interactive theatre show titled “The Smoke-free Journey of Red Hoodlet”. A premiere was held at Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University today for students, teachers and media.
Officiating guests of the premiere include: Ms. Lisa LAU, MH, JP, COSH Chairman, Prof. Sophia CHAN, COSH Vice-chairman cum Professor in Nursing and Director of Research, School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong, Mr. Antonio KWONG, Chairman of Community Liaison Committee, COSH, Prof. LAM Tai-hing, BBS, JP, Director, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong and Ms. Vienna LAI, Executive Director of COSH. Ms. Lisa LAU stated that through the cooperation of schools, professional troupe and COSH, students are encouraged to establish a smoke-free culture and lifestyle.
In corporation with the professional troupe, PIP Theatre, COSH aims to deliver the messages of tobacco control along with music, stage effects and interesting presentation among youngsters. “The Smoke-free Journey of Red Hoodlet” is about how the main character “Little Red Hoodlet” resists the smoking temptation from “Smoking Werewolf” and helps her grandmother quit smoking. Apart from the main characters, the lively characters like “Boom Boom Mice” and “Smoke-free Happy Bird” evoked enthusiastic response from students in the premiere, creating a favorable atmosphere to help students recognize the benefits brought by smoke-free environment, understand the hazards of secondhand and thirdhand smoke, learn how to persuade smokers to quit and the importance of building a smoke-free family.
“The Smoke-free Journey of Red Hoodlet” will begin its tours in various districts in end of October. For details of Interactive Education Theatre, please visit COSH website at www.smokefree.hk
The officiating guests passed the smoke-free power to the next generation by helping the students to put on the “smoke-free red hat”, wishing them to support the works of tobacco control.
“Little Red Hoodlet” was resisting the temptation from “Smoking Werewolf”
The guests, together with the audience, took a group photo with the main characters of the show and encouraged them to join hands for creating a smoke-free Hong Kong!