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The gestures of inviting a guest to sit on a 'chair', serving him/her 'tea', presenting food in a 'bowl' and teaching him/her to use a pair of 'chopsticks' revolve around four Chinese objects that remind us of the value of proper social etiquettes. A stimulating mix of interactive games, storytelling and animations, the '1001 Chinese Objects'
workshop engages young learners in a rediscovery of age-old objects that remain part and parcel of our everyday lives, inviting them to explore the intricate ties that bind these objects with our mannerisms and social etiquettes. Comprising four one-hour
sessions, the workshop is designed for upper primary learners.

Nature and self

Tea, a gift of nature, is brewed to a perfection of colour, aroma and flavour by mankind.
Overflowing with sincerity from the host, a cup of tea not only serves as an aid to digestion and clears the mind but also leaves a sweet aftertaste that lingers on the palate. It is in this spirit that we hope every child embraces the journey of growing up, relishing in nature and savouring every self-discovery step along the way.

Respect and intimacy

Whether as an object to be beheld or used, a chair is malleable like a person, capable of being transformed to suit changing poses and moods.
Be they positioned apart or conjoined together, each formation of chairs represents a mutual respect for personal space, hidden in its mortise and tenon joints the secret of harmonious relationships.

Cherishing and blessing

A bowl contains the caring thoughts of countless loving hands, filled to the brim with well wishes even before a meal is served.
Children, learn to cherish these blessings as you feast on a sumptuous meal.

Learning and choosing

When used expertly, chopsticks are a handy tool.
However, there's more to chopsticks than meet the eyes, a skill, like all the others, that can only be perfected through practice and patience while pushing yourself to the limit and facing obstacles head on. Take on the chopsticks challenge now:
pick up blessings from a bowl and share them out!

A Chronicle of Activities

Summer event: "1001 Chinese Objects" launching at Hong Kong Public Library
17-07-2015

In succession to the thematic exhibition – "Bon Bowl" and a series of education workshops held in Hong Kong Public Library (HKPL) at 2013, the education team is invited to meet with the general public again in the “Summer Reading Month” event of HKPL this year.  Aiming at leading children and parents to rediscover the caring thoughts contained in ordinary objects, our tutors will conduct a series of children workshop called “1001 Chinese Objects” at the Hong Kong Central Library on both July 25 and August 8. Please click here to learn more about the activity and its application method.




The 1st collaborative workshop with local school
27-01-2015

Thematic workshops had been carried out entirely by tutors, from content development, teaching material design to teaching duty. In the future, in order to cater the need of students, we look forward to collaborating with local schools for developing a series of education activities/teaching content.

Along with the development of a new workshop - “1001 Chinese Objects”, the education team invited FSFTF Fong Shu Chuen Primary School for a collaboration to enhance the overall content and format of the workshop. The tutors first started developing the content and teaching material of the workshop; thereafter, the school teachers based on the developed content conducting the workshops themselves with students via their profound teaching experiences.

The principal (FSFTF Fong Shu Chuen Primary School) Tai Shun-yau said the cooperation was very meaningful, balancing between content and teaching method, it helped drawn the students’attention to Chinese culture. Given supports from the principal, the teachers, Leung Nga Kwan and Wong Wai Yee, led 5A class to complete a 4-sessions workshop during September to November 2014. Meanwhile, learning from their treasurable comments and experiences, the team finally developed and launched the new workshop - “1001 Chinese Objects”in December 2014.

To thank for the support from the school, the head of Education (CnC) Ma Kin-chung, together with the tutors, visited the principal and teachers of the school for an exchange meeting, discussing about the previous co-operation format, workshop design and education activity, etc. We look forward to having more collaborations in the future based on this solid experience.


The head of Education (CnC) Ma Kin-chung presented a certificate of appreciation to  the principal of FSFTF Fong Shu Chuen Primary School Mr. Tai Shun-yau (3rd from right). The collaborative workshops were held by Ms. Leung Nga-kwan (2nd from right) and Ms. Wong Wai-yee (1st from right).
The head of Education (CnC) Ma Kin-chung presented a certificate of appreciation to the principal of FSFTF Fong Shu Chuen Primary School Mr. Tai Shun-yau (3rd from right). The collaborative workshops were held by Ms. Leung Nga-kwan (2nd from right) and Ms. Wong Wai-yee (1st from right).

In the “1001 Chinese Objects” workshop, Ms. Leung Nga-kwan and the students got a glimpse of the subtle interpersonal relationship by arranging chairs.
In the “1001 Chinese Objects” workshop, Ms. Leung Nga-kwan and the students got a glimpse of the subtle interpersonal relationship by arranging chairs.

Ms.  Leung Nga-kwan (2nd from left) and Ms. Wong Wai-yee (1st from left) met up with the tutors after conducting the workshops, to evaluate  the learning experience and enhance the teaching material.
Ms. Leung Nga-kwan (2nd from left) and Ms. Wong Wai-yee (1st from left) met up with the tutors after conducting the workshops, to evaluate the learning experience and enhance the teaching material.



"1001 Chinese Objects" has launched!
08-12-2014

Starting from December, a brand new workshop, "1001 Chinese Objects", has taken placed in schools. Based on the topics: tea, chair, bowl and chopsticks, the team leads students exploring and appreciating the values behind the objects through their five senses. In fact, the everyday objects are like our teachers. While using them, we are actually learning the attitudes to communicate with others.


While observing the colors or smelling the scents, we can calmly feel this natural present - tea.
While observing the colors or smelling the scents, we can calmly feel this natural present - tea.

(Top left) The shape of bowl reminds us the gesture of holding up with both hands. Students drew down their good wishes on the bowls and handed it to the others nearby. (Lower left) The act of sitting can be very exquisite. Chair looks like ordinary; however, it actually helps to adjust our sitting posture and mentality. (Right) Be flexible to \'take\' and willing to \'give\'. Without counting how much to give out, a real \'chopsticks master\' should take care of everyone seated around the dining table.
(Top left) The shape of bowl reminds us the gesture of holding up with both hands. Students drew down their good wishes on the bowls and handed it to the others nearby. (Lower left) The act of sitting can be very exquisite. Chair looks like ordinary; however, it actually helps to adjust our sitting posture and mentality. (Right) Be flexible to 'take' and willing to 'give'. Without counting how much to give out, a real 'chopsticks master' should take care of everyone seated around the dining table.



'1001 Chinese Objects' will meet with students soon!
18-11-2014

Apart from the palace and garden, Chinese objects is the latest theme being introduced by the team. In the coming December, a new workshop, '1001 Chinese Objects' , will take place in schools. We will guide students to explore some ordinary, everyday objects that accompanied Chinese people for a long time and reveal the extraordinary stories behind them. 

If you want to know more about what will be introduced in the workshop, please be alert to our latest news!


For the coming school workshop, our tutors were reviewing the designs of teaching materials and workshop contents.
For the coming school workshop, our tutors were reviewing the designs of teaching materials and workshop contents.