This circular memorandum invites secondary schools to nominate Secondary 3 to 5 students and school teachers (including principals) to participate in the captioned programme.



The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme for students entitled “An Exploration into the Sport and Culture of Shanghai (2017/18)”.


This Programme, in line with the school curriculum, aims at enhancing students’ understanding of the construction and cultural features of Shanghai and to exchange sport skills with local students through participation in sports training. Students can also explore the development of sport and culture in Mainland from multiple perspectives.

This is a 4-day programme scheduled for 8 to 11 May 2018 in Shanghai. Details and application procedures are attached at Annex 1 to Annex 3(Chinese version only).


 Each school can nominate at most two groups of participants (each group consists of 10 Secondary 3 to 5 students and 1 teacher) for the Programme. Schools can encourage students who have not participated in Mainland exchange programmes before to join this Programme, and all participation is on a voluntary basis. Participants must be physically fit and in good health condition as they will participate in sport skills training and friendly matches with the Mainland students in the Programme.  Priority will be given to applications with more nominations of students of school sports team, students studying Physical Education (PE) at the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education level and PE teachers.  Interested schools are requested to return the completed application form (Annex 4, Chinese version only) to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB at Room 934, 9/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong on or before 14 February 2018 (Wednesday). Late submissions will not be accepted.



For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section at 2892 5762 or 2892 6429. For more information about the Mainland exchange programmes for students, please visit the “Passing on the Torch National Education Platform” website


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 13/2018. [download]