Children start their schooling at an early age. Hence, it would be ideal if play could be integrated into their school life. Starting from 2011, we have introduced play in special schools. Through demonstration, training for teachers, on-site consultancy and de-briefing and parents’ talks, we have helped teachers to arrange free play on their own. In response to the requirement that “half-day and whole-day kindergartens should arrange children to participate in free play lasting for no less than 30 and 50 minutes respectively every day” stipulated in the “Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide” issued by the Education Bureau in early 2017, we seized the opportunity to launch the “Seed School Training Programme”. With different characteristics of schools in mind, we arranged demonstration, training and on-site consultancy and de-briefing to equip school teachers master the skills of arranging free play. We hope that the concept of “Seed Schools” will be expanded so that free play time can be extended from kindergartens to all pre-school settings, special schools and primary schools.

Seed School
The first batch (2017-18)

The EdUHK Early Childhood Learning Centre

PLK Vicwood Chong Kee Ting Kindergarten & Nursery  

TWGHs Fong Lai Ming Nursery School

VNSAA St. Hilary’s School (Kindergarten) 

The Women’s Welfare Club (Eastern District) Nursery HK 

The second batch (2018-19)

Caritas Lions Club of HK (Pacific) Nursery School 

C&MA Church Tai Wo Kindergarten

HKCS Kwun Tong Nursery School

HKYWCA Cheung Ching Nursery School

TWGHs Nickon Kindergarten

Yuen Long Church (CCC) Long Ping Estate Chan Kwong Kindergarten

The third batch (2019-20)

EFCC Po Nga Nursery School 

ELCHK Cheung Wah Kindergarten

ELCHK Nam Cheong Kindergarten

ELCHK Tseung Kwan O Kindergarten

First Assembly of God Church Tin Chak Nursery

HKEC Elite Kindergarten

HKSKH Kei Oi Nursery School

HKSPC Lam Woo Nursery School

S.K.H. Good Shepherd Kindergarten

Tsung Tsin Mission of HK On Yee Nursery School 

Yuen Yuen Kindergarten (Tin Yat Estate)

The fourth batch (2020-21)

The Baptist Convention of HK RCHK Northwest Kindergarten 

Christian Little Angel Kindergarten Richland Gardens

Fu Yiu Kindergarten 

PLK Mrs Vicwood K.T. Chong Kindergarten 

Tack Ching Kindergarten

Tsuen Wan Baptist Church Shek Lei Kindergarten

Special Child Care Centre / Special School
2011 – 2012Caritas Lok Jun School
2013 – 2014Caritas Lok Hing Child Care Centre
2014 – 2015Caritas Lok Kan School
2016 – 2017Heep Hong Society Chan Chung Hon Centre Heep Hong Society Shui Pin Wai Centre Heep Hong Society Yu Ming Centre Hong Chi Morninglight School, Tuen Mun
2017 – 2018Heep Hong Society Catherine Lo Centre Heep Hong Society Wanchai Centre Heep Hong Society Wan Tsui Centre
2018 – 2019Heep Hong Society Alice Louey Centre Heep Hong Society Fu Cheong Centre Heep Hong Society Ting Ping Centre Heep Hong Society Tung Chung Centre
2019 – 2020Heep Hong Society Cheung Sha Wan Centre Heep Hong Society Chun Shek Centre Heep Hong Society Mary Wong Centre Heep Hong Society Tai Wo Hau Centre

School-based realization of Playright’s Free Play

Play for children with special needs

Play in the kindergarten

Free play for children in kindergarten