It’s not too late to join the Great Rat Challenge!

March 23, 2020 at 11:59 am | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities | Leave a comment
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Here’s little Yvonne again, making a marvellous Rat face in her rather exceptional Rat Mask! If you haven’t entered our Great Rat Challenge 2020 yet, there’s till lots more time, as we have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE in line with the further delay in returns to school! Here is more information about the challenge, open to children from Year 1 to Year 6!

Here are the new dates:

Deadline for sending in your completed Challenge Checklist: April 14th (Tuesday)
Prize Drawing : April 17th(Friday) Chinese: 4月17日(星期五)
Prize-winners’ announcement : April 20th (Monday) Chinese: 4月20日(星期一)

So now you all have something fun to do over Easter!! Squeak Squeak!

Our first Rat Challenge Entry is in!

March 23, 2020 at 11:15 am | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Beijing Schools, Challenges and activities, Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 | Leave a comment
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This will make your heart glad! Take a look at Yvonne’s fabulous Dress Up costume and amazing SING! entry, sent from Beijing by her mum! Isn’t it lovely! Thanks so much Amanda and Yvonne for giving us permission to share!

I hope that all your entries are coming along nicely! We’re extending the deadline date now – see my next post!

If a dog can make a Rat Mask…

March 4, 2020 at 12:11 pm | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities, Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020, Year of the Rat | Leave a comment
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Mickey Mo

Here is my very old dog, Mo, transformed into Mickey Mo! Now Mo is here to tell you that it really isn’t that difficult to make a Rat Mask! It just takes a bit of care, and maybe some help from a grown-up. And if you can make this mask, you can EASILY complete your challenges in The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020!

And be eligible to win some fantastic prizes!!

So if you haven’t registered yet, ask Mum or Dad to click this link right away! We can’t wait to see YOUR mask!

Yes, you can register for our Challenge in mainland China!

February 26, 2020 at 4:21 pm | Posted in Challenges and activities, Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020, mainland China schools | Leave a comment
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Picture Credit: Harry Harrison, from The Tale of Desmond Dog

Hello everyone! The first registrations are coming in, and I’ve just sent out our Challenge Information Pack and Challenge Checklist to 15 fabulous parents and kids in Hong Kong! But a librarian in Mainland China has just written to advise that her students cannot access Google Docs to register.

Problem solved: Rat Challenge 2020 – Parental Permission Form_2020年鼠年大挑戰 – 家長同意表格

If you or your student/child cannot access Google Docs, please print off the above form and scan to me and we’ll get them sorted!

Deadline extension: The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020!

February 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities, Hong Kong Schools, The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 | Leave a comment
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Picture credit: Harry Harrison from The Tale of Rodney Ram

Now I know that there are teachers, kids and parents in Hong Kong who are pulling their hair out right now with today’s announcement from the Government that the school closures have been extended to the 20th April…but there are always silver linings to every cloud.

And one BIG silver lining is that we’re extending the deadline date for the Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 till midnight on Saturday 28 March!

That gives you 3 more weeks to finish your challenges! You might even have time to do them ALL now, so you are eligible for the MYSTERY SUPER PRIZE!

So if you haven’t yet registered YOUR name in the Challenge, you’ve got even more reason to do so! Just click on the link HERE and get cracking!

Ready, steady, GO! The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 starts NOW!

February 24, 2020 at 2:01 pm | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities, Chinese New Year, The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 | Leave a comment
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Asia Society and I are hugely excited to announce the beginning of our Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020, with fabulous prizes to be won! It’s open to all students of primary school age, especially those who are stuck at home at present! You can register right away, and you’ll have our Information Sheets and Challenge Checklist within 48 hours. You have until midnight, Sunday 15th March to get your completed entries in! Click on the form below to find out more and to register!

And good luck!

0224 The Year of the Rat Challenge (with List of Challenges)

My RTHK3 interview about The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020!

February 22, 2020 at 11:24 am | Posted in Challenges and activities, Press interviews, Radio interviews, RTHK3 | Leave a comment
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If you want to hear lots more about The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 you can listen here to my interview yesterday on RTHK3 with the fabulous Noreen Mir on her 123 Show! The interview starts at 13:17:54 and ends at 13:37:07.

Thanks Noreen for a fun interview, as ever!

Prizes galore to be won in The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020!

February 22, 2020 at 10:07 am | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities, Chinese Calendar Tales | Leave a comment
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Here is Run Run Rat, racing home to his family (and his forty seven cousins) after winning the Olympics Marathon! Now Run Run won a fabulous Gold Medal…but I wonder what YOU could win in The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020?

I’ll let you know on Monday, when Asia Society Hong Kong and I launch the challenge! Make sure you visit this page again on Monday to find out all about it!

The Great Year of the Rat Challenge 2020 is coming your way!

February 21, 2020 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Asia Society Hong Kong, Challenges and activities, Hong Kong, Hong Kong events | Leave a comment
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Are you a primary school student in Hong Kong or mainland China, stuck at home, waiting for schools to reopen in mid-March? Or maybe you live somewhere else, and are lucky enough to be able to go to school right now! Either way, if you love a fun challenge, with lots of great puzzles, pictures and tasks to complete, and with FABULOUS PRIZES, then you’re going to LOVE the GREAT YEAR OF THE RAT CHALLENGE 2020! My friends at Asia Society Hong Kong and I are launching the Challenge on next Monday, 24 January! So make sure you and Mum or Dad visit my blog again on Monday for all the details! Or you can visit my Facebook or Instagram pages! See you then!

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