The Read & Share programme presented by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s SHKP Reading Club and the Hong Kong Aided Primary School Heads Association has been well received by schools since it was launched in 2014. In this academic year, the programme has been extended to secondary schools to further spread the joy of reading to more schools
To promote an enjoyable reading experience, the Read & Share programme has guests sharing their insights about reading books in secondary schools. For example, renowned comic artist Malone Yuen presented lively examples with his unique painting to illustrate the fun of reading Chinese ancient classics. Writer and advertising professional Anthony Wong stimulated students' thinking and imagination by sharing a few interesting but easily-neglected plots in one of the four Chinese classics, The Journey to the West. He brought up the example that the person spreading the rumour that whoever eats Monk Tang's flesh will be immortal might be the Dragon King who cherishes his sons so dearly, because he wants his third son, who has turned into Monk Tang's white horse, to be safe and sound.
The 2017/18 Read & Share programme theme for primary schools is 'Love Reading, Love Nature', with a series of activities like the 'Learn Beyond Books' which took students on a tour of the environmental education centres at SHKP malls. Students from the F.D.B.W.A. Chow Chin Yau School in Tuen Mun and Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Primary School in Tai Po visited the Environmental Restoration Park and Climate Change and Interactive Innovation Centre at Landmark North to learn about eco-friendly measures like aquaponics and aerial orchards as well as other green concepts such as renewable energy, climate change and waste recycling. The students showed particular interest in how a green bike can generate electricity. The puppet show put on by the Green Ambassadors at Landmark North inspired the students not to waste food or be picky eaters.