MOE ExCEL Fest to develop passion for learning and nurture character in students

The Ministry of Education's (MOE) ExCEL Fest this year will feature exhibitions put up by schools to showcase their initiatives and programmes.

There will also be sharing sessions by teachers and seminar talks by senior educators and invited speakers at the annual event.

The event, themed "Passion for Learning, Character for Life", will be held from April 5 and 6 at ITE College Central from 10am to 6pm. The first day is for MOE staff while the second day is open to parents and members of the public. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Participants will learn about the classroom practices in schools that nurture students to be passionate about learning and develop in them values and character. Parents can also pick up tips on how to prepare their children for the challenges in a globalised world, approaches to support their children's learning, and the importance of character education. The programme list can be found on the ExCEL Fest website

This year's event will also see the launch of the COMPASS Speakers' Series, a forum theatre that helps parents explore parenting issues and a new initiative to strengthen the Parent Support Groups network.