As the kids head back to school, have a look at the activities kids can enjoy on Lantau outside of the classroom.
Ark Eden brings out the adventurous, curious and compassionate side of children and provides outdoor fun for kids, aged five to 11 years. Held in the foothills of Mui Wo, the programme includes different activities each day, like treehouse building, creating earthy art and so much more.
Established in 1984, DMR School of Ballet offers students from the age of three to adult, the opportunity to learn to dance in a professional and enjoyable environment. In addition to ballet, tap and modern, there are creative non-syllabus classes such as Fun Ballet and Tots in Tutus.
With locations across Hong Kong, including DBIS, Faust offers weekly term-time drama workshops, for kids aged three to 18 years, providing a fun-filled learning environment, in which kids develop performance and theatre skills, teamwork, individual expression and confidence for the stage and beyond. Formed in 1999, Faust brings the wonderful world of theatre, performing arts and creativity to children.
Island Dance provides dance instruction in disco freestyle, ballet, hip-hop and tap at over 17 venues across Hong Kong and Kowloon, and in DB. The school’s diverse, creative and talented instructors train over 1,000 students from the age of 18 months to adult, preparing them for a career in dance and performing arts.
From locations across Hong Kong, including DB, Twinkle Dance provides a variety of dance classes, including ballet, jazz and contemporary for both children and adults. With classes available for children as young as 18 months, Twinkle Dance prioritises safety and fun, and all classes allow children to explore and enjoy the creativity, artistry and physicality of dance.
Non-profit DB community-based ice hockey team the DBees offers year-round coaching for girls and boys of all skill levels, aged five years and up. With a new rink opening in DB in April 2020, the DBees are looking for more participation from the DB community – players, coaches and support volunteers. Join the team now to participate in the 2019-2020 season at Elements Rink in Kowloon.
Each week, over 4,000 young athletes run, jump, throw, kick, balance, smile, laugh and develop their love of sports with ESF Sports. The role and power of sport in the development of young children cannot be underestimated. ESF Sports uses its knowledge and passion for sport to provide a range of fun, exciting, challenging and structured sports programmes, across Hong Kong and at DC, which are designed to foster a lifelong love of sport. All ESF sports are open to both ESF and non-ESF students.
2711 1280, www.esf.org.hk/sports/overview
HK Dragons Football Club offers year-round coaching in DB, Pui O and Stanley for girls and boys of all abilities, aged three to 18 years. Coaches aim to motivate players to try new things, develop their game skills and realise their full potential,both on and off the pitch.
Kapuhala kids’ classes are a great outlet for children to learn about fitness from professionals, and to develop great posture and get strong. The DB classes are led by knowledgeable personal trainers with extensive experience. Check the schedule for a variety of classes, including pre-teen boxing for kids aged eight to 14 years, teen boxing for kids aged 14 to 18, and Kapuhala ‘teen warriors’ for kids aged 13 to 18.
MGK Fight Club in DB Plaza brings all the benefits of martial arts to children of all ages. Training after school indifferent martial-arts (striking, grappling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and self-defence) helps kids develop core skills, which benefit them both on and off the mat. Through practice, students grow stronger mentally as well as physically, and improve their concentration, team work, adaptation, self-confidence and anti-bullying techniques.
9303 2996, [email protected]
Dr Bear Education Centre in DB offers a range of courses through which students can learn Mandarin and develop their language skills in a creative and motivating environment. For children, aged two to three-and-a-half years, there’s a Mandarin Fun Playgroup, while students, aged three-and-a-half to five years, enjoy play-based learning on the Mandarin Boost Course. Regular Mandarin courses for native and non-native learners are also available.
9685 7856 or 6762 6264 (WhatsApp), [email protected]
The Mandarin for Munchkins® programme uses the ‘learn through activities’ teaching approach to create an engaging and immersive environment for children aged three to five years. The Mandarin Focus® programme, for children aged six years and above, provides a tailor-made class in a semi-private class setting. A free assessment and trial class is available at the DB centre in September.
Year 1 to 12 students can explore and excel in maths, science, economics and business studies at Preeti’s Passion for Teaching. The aim is to strive for progress not perfection, as children get ready to take the IB Diploma, A Levels or IGCSE, and MYP/ PYP. One-on-one and group tutorials are held in DB, with a 10% discount offered to DB residents.
Operating for the last 14 years out of Greenvale Village, DB, Early Adventures Playgroup provides both morning and afternoon sessions. Children, aged 20 months to four years, are given the opportunity to participate in fun and interesting activities that help them achieve their full potential. The bright and spacious playgroup environment, in which children learn through play, is designed to encourage all areas of development.
The longest running playgroup in DB, Little Explorers aims to make the transition between home play and kindergarten easier. Over the summer, children, aged 18 months and up, are provided with a caring, stimulating environment which facilitates early learning through play, and gross and fine motor skills activities.
9327 0507, [email protected]