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Background
Since 1995, the Interactive School Education Theatre Programme has been one of the major education and publicity campaigns of Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (“COSH”) to spread smoke-free messages among children and teenagers. Through cooperation with schools and local professional troupe, COSH urges the youngsters to promote a smoke-free lifestyle. Over the past two decades, the education theatre programme has delivered over 2,000 performances reaching about 570,000 students and teachers. The previous performances were well received by students and teachers. These include “Smoke-free Family”, “Where is Daddy”, “Smoke-free Alliance”, “Game On Smoke Off“ and “Smoke-free Magic Boy" etc,. According to our evaluation report, majority of students rated the performance as good. Improvements on the tobacco-related knowledge and perceptions were observed. Also, students were more willing to encourage their family to quit smoking.

The key messages of tobacco control are delivered along with music, stage effects and interesting presentation. Through the performance, students learn about the harmful effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, third-hand smoke and new smoking products, receive positive messages such as fallacies about smoking, promotion tactics of tobacco industry and the benefits of a smoke-free environment. We aim to invite students to spread smoke-free message, encourage smokers to kick the habit and support a smoke-free Hong Kong.

This year, the programme is co-organized by Education Bureau and collaborated with iStage Theatre to re-run the drama “Smoke-free Detective Adventure”. It aimed to educate students on smoking hazards, techniques to say no to cigarettes, harmful effects of new smoking products, and understand the promotion tactics of tobacco industry targeting at youngsters. With the support of Ocean Park Hong Kong, the character, REDD will also be featured in this year’s drama. Special thanks were given to Prof LAM Tai-hing (Chair Professor of Community Medicine cum Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong) for being the professional consultant of the drama.
 
iStage Theatre
iStage Theatre is a non-profit-making art organization and a One Year Grant arts group of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

iStage was founded by two experienced performers Elton Lau and Gigi Cheng in 2007 and has become the venue partner of the Sheung Wan Civic Centre since 2015.

Our team has produced a number of qualified drama performances with distinct themes and life elements which many sets of works have been awarded and were nominated in the Hong Kong Drama Awards and the Hong Kong Theatre Libre.

Regardless of the performing form and script management direction, productions from iStage embrace creativity and artistry. We are as well concerned about the role of arts in our society and thus we are bringing ‘Innovative Art Productions’ on stage, attaining an ‘Inclusive Society’ and promoting ‘Inter-cities Collaboration’.

In addition, iStage is committed to promoting performing arts among the young generation. Since 2014, we have accumulated more than hundreds of school and community tour experiences.
 
"Smoke-free Detective Adventure" School Interactive Education Theatre 2020-2021

 
Details of Performance
  • The theatre is conducted in Cantonese which is suitable for Primary 2 to 4 students with the upper limit of around 300 students;
  • Performance lasts for about 45 minutes. It takes 1.5 hours for the troupe to set up and 45 minutes to dismantle. Schools should reserve the venue for the whole section;
  • Schools should provide venue and relevant materials to facilitate the performance;
  • Schools are advised to take part in the evaluation conducted by COSH.
 
Application Procedures
The School Interactive Education Theatre 2020-21 is now open for application. For any enquiries, please contact us at 2185 6388.

 
 
Highlights of Recent Performances
 
Smoke-free Detective Adventure (2019)
Smoke-free Detective Adventure (2019) Smoke-free Detective Adventure (2019)
Smoke-free Family (2018)
Smoke-free Family (2018) Smoke-free Family (2018)
Where is Daddy (2017)
Smoke-free Alliance (2016)
Game On Smoke Off  (2015)
Smoke-free Magic Boy  (2014)
The Smoke-free Battle of Red Hoodle (2013)
 
The Smoke-free Journey of Red Hoodlet (2012)
 
The Smoke-free Galaxy (2011)
 
Smoke-free Superkids (2010)
  「Smoke-free Superkids」(2010) 「Smoke-free Superkids」(2010)
 
 
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