This circular memorandum invites secondary schools to nominate Secondary 2 to 5 students and school teachers (including principals) to participate in the captioned programme.



2. The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme entitled “An Exploration into the Artsand Culture inBeijing(2018/19)(the Programme) with the aim of enhancing students’ understanding of Beijing’s development in arts educationand its artistic and cultural characteristics. Students can also explore the school life of Mainland students specialising in arts so that they can reflect on the opportunities brought about byour country’s development.


3. This programme consists of two parallel study tours in Beijing, scheduled for 10 to 13 April 2019:


Tour A - focuses on visual arts & Tour B - focuses on drama

The programme offers a total of 80 student and 8 teacher exchange quota. 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 2 to 5 students and 1 teacher) for the Programme. Schools can encourage students who have not participated in Mainland exchange programmes before to join the Programme, and all participation is on a voluntary basis. Priority will be given to schools nominating more students who are members of the arts or drama/film club, taking visual arts of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and teachers of visual arts or drama. Interested schools are requested to return the completed application form (Annex 4, Chinese version only) to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB by fax (3104 0716) on or before 15 February 2019 (Friday). Late submissions will not be accepted.



5. For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB at 2892 6432 or 2892 5730. For more information about Mainland exchange programmes for students, please visit the “Passing on the Torch Platform” website (


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 14/2019. [download]