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【教育王國】傳統男校以冥想助學生減壓 成績耀眼

「求學不是求分數」,這句口號大家應該很熟悉,可惜在教育統籌局(即教育局前身)銳意改革的10多年後,願景並未成真,香港教育制度仍被詬病過於側重學業成績,導致學生壓力「爆煲」。放眼彼邦,英國不少頂尖名校都是全人教育的楷模,例如今次介紹的Tonbridge School,每逢考試期,校方都會舉辦冥想(meditation)課程,讓學生清除雜念和負能量,保持心理健康。

Tonbridge長期高居全英最優秀男校頭三位,學生公開試成績出眾,2017年GCSE各學科近九成獲A*及A級,B級以上更有98.5%,僅有零星學生在個別學科「失手」考獲C級。同年A-Level各學科獲得A*及A級的比例亦近七成,每年超過30名畢業生躋身頂尖大學牛津及劍橋,亦有畢業生赴美升讀哈佛大學。

 

理想的全人教育制度,除了關心學生的身心狀況,亦會發掘學生的潛能和創意等。Tonbridge擅於培養學生的品格,畢業生以踏實、友善和低調見稱。此外,校園內設有完善的體育設施,曾是2012年倫敦奧運的訓練場地,學生不乏機會參與板球、柔道、越野跑等多元化體育活動。校方亦願意投資於音樂、話劇等,學生有豐富演出經驗,且不限於校內,其中管弦樂團便曾在香港演出。

最後不得不提Tonbridge的寄宿生活,該校約800學生,約六成為寄宿生,分別居於7間宿舍,彼此關係緊密。家長若希望兒子感受傳統英式寄宿生活,Tonbridge絕對值得推薦。然而Tonbridge收生嚴格,每年僅招收約20人入讀Sixth Form,有意報讀的學生和家長要有「過五關斬六將」的心理準備。

【Oh!爸媽】英國中小學明年起必修性教育 香港仍裹足不前

香港與英國學校的性教育截然不同,事實上,英國即將規定學生在年少時開始接觸性教育……

英國主要報章《The Telegraph》最近的一篇報道,分析當地性教育現況。由2020年起,性教育將納入為全英國中小學的必修課程,小學生首先接觸人際關係教育(relationships education),至中學時,則會進一步探討人際關係教育與性教育(sex and relationships education)。

 

香港與英國學校的性教育截然不同,事實上,英國即將規定學生在年少時開始接觸性教育……

英國主要報章《The Telegraph》最近的一篇報道,分析當地性教育現況。由2020年起,性教育將納入為全英國中小學的必修課程,小學生首先接觸人際關係教育(relationships education),至中學時,則會進一步探討人際關係教育與性教育(sex and relationships education)。

 

英國教育部處理性教育的思維,讓我想到香港目前的情況。

研究報告指出,本港14至25歲青少年的不安全性行為有上升趨勢,毋疑與缺乏適當教育有關。現時香港的性教育毋須獨立成科,學生在校內獲得的性知識有限;同時,不少香港家庭的價值觀偏向保守及傳統,並不鼓勵子女在家中討論與性有關的議題,兩者加起來,情況令人感憂慮。

1998至2005年在Gresham’s School留學時,有一科名為Personal, Social, Health and Economic education(PSHE)。這門課並不如英語、數學等主科般頻密,大約每兩週一堂,不用考試,亦不會有評分,顧名思義涵蓋健康、人際關係及生活等,而性教育是其中一個重要元素。課室裏都是青少年,談論與性有關的議題難免有點尷尬,偶爾更有同學發出緊張的笑聲,但這些討論顯然有助澄清誤解,也減少了「性」的距離感。現在回望,我認為這是很好的處理方式,也是英式教育又一個值得欣賞之處。

網絡世界充斥色情資訊,年輕人容易被誤導,以致對性的觀念出現偏差。事實上,學校在傳授學術知識之餘,更應該指導學生認識生活中的基本課題。假如香港能夠跟隨英國的步伐,更加重視性教育,將是提高學生對性關係的理解,同時幫助年輕人建立正確態度、成熟及負責任地對待性關係的重要一步。

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Kandace Ying

2018/03/29 - 00:00

Ruthin School, located in a small town of Ruthin, far away from the city distraction, leading me to concentrate in academic. Frankly, I spend most of the time in studying, and prepare myself in every Saturday test. It is demanding especially not being the smartest student at school, meaning that I need to spend more of my leisure time I used to have to study. On the other hand, I have met a lot of friends and schoolmates and they are mostly come from the Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and most of them from China, which is also the largest proportion of students in the school community. During the weekends, I habitually go to Tesco after Saturday test and then eat dinner with friends in common room or in town. Most of the time, I visit the Chinese restaurants either getting takeaway or dine in. On Sundays, school usually organises school trips to Manchester, Liverpool and Chester. During half term, in the order of safety, we are not allowed to stay outside school unless we are staying in with our parents or guardians. Furthermore, we are not allowed to have relationships with opposite sex in the matter of negative influence in academic. Drinking alcohol in school is prohibited and student who is being caught in disobeying school rules will be expelled unless the principal is being generous and suspend student for week(s). Indeed, trying to break the school rules bring a huge consequences and at the mean time to ensure students obeying the school rules. To sum up, my overall experience in Ruthin School is pleasant and hope striving my best in A levels.

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