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



2.            The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme for students entitled “Passing on the Torch Platform” Programme Series: An Exploration into the World Cultural Heritage, Energy Resources and Conservation of Shanxi (2017/18) (The Programme).  This Programme, in line with the school curriculum, aims at enhancing students’ understanding of our country’s cultural heritage and its conservation.  Students can also explore the development and usage of energy resources as well as its challenges on environment.

3.             This is a 5-day programme scheduled for 25 to 29 June 2018 in Shanxi.  Details and application procedures are attached at Annex 1 to Annex 3(Chinese version only).

4.             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.  Interested schools are requested to return the completed application form (Annex 4, Chinese version only) by fax (3104 0716) to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB on or before 13 April 2018 (Friday).  Late submissions will not be accepted.



5.             For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section at 2892 6430.  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. 48/2018. [download]