Cyberport Digital Sports Day on April 11th
The organizers of the ‘1st Digital Sports Day’ include CityU Apps Lab and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company, together with Xbox, HKT Education, Grwth Limited, Big Dipper Studio Limited, PolyU School of Nursing, and teachers from primary and secondary schools.
International IT Fest 2016— Digital Sports Day
The organizers of the first ‘Digital Sports Day’ in HK, promoted using digital games to relax and learn, hence bringing a positive educational impact. The event included a few somatosensory digital sports games, such as soccer, racing, rock- climbing etc. The games were similar to real sports competitions, allowing participating secondary and primary students to compete on their response speed and physical capabilities. The tournaments also included parent-child games and exhibition areas, enhancing not only knowledge but also parent-child interaction and communication.
Date: 11 April, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 5:30pm
Venue: Ocean View Court, The Arcade, Cyberport
Who says playing video games are bad for health? On April 11, over 500 primary and secondary school students, together with their parents, competed in various e-sports tournaments at the 1st Digital Sports Day at Cyberport! Come support them as they participate in running, rock climbing, long jump, discus throw, hurdles and the FIFA game.
The 1st ‘Cyberport Digital Sports Day’ was successfully completed on the first day of “International IT Fest 2016”
Hong Kong, 20 April 2016 – The 1 st Cyberport Digital Sports Day was successfully completed on the first day (11 April) of “International IT Fest 2016” at The Arcade, Cyberport. Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company and CityU Apps Lab partnered to organize the event, with Xbox providing technical support, and 6 other organizations also supported in setting up their exhibition booths. The event attracted over 220 participants from 13 secondary and primary schools, who competed on their response speed and physical capabilities.
Activities started at 2pm, and ended after over 100 cups and medals were presented at 5pm. During the opening ceremony, ASP x Cyberport Code Award scheme was announced, in order to encourage and keep a record of students and schools who actively participated in coding activities.
The Digital Sports Day have also featured a number of prominent figures in the sports sector, including:
– Mr. Wong Wing-sum, the Executive Director of Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China
– Mr. Lai Chi-Wai, one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of 2014 and a top rock climbing champion in Asia
– Mr. Marco Kwok, Gold medalist of the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
– Mr. Keyman Ma, who reported the soccer competition live
– Mr. Eric Liu, the emcee of the event
Origin of ‘Digital Sports Day’
Ordinary Sports Days are easily cancelled when adverse weather conditions appear, but through the technical support of Xbox, ‘Cyberport Sports Day’ created the concept of an all-weather Sports Day. It fused motion sensor technology into sports, allowing teachers and students to enjoy sports competition in an all-weather environment. Mr. Fung, the headmaster of St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School expressed that “Xbox Kinect not only is a digital education resource to PE lessons but can also let students experience hurdle race and javelin without having to set up the usual equipment.”
Exercising through Xbox Kinect also arouses students’ interest in sports, even if they were not a fan of PE lessons previously. The apparent positive effects have even attracted other countries to follow the trend. Mr. Lam, headmaster of Our Lady Of China Catholic Primary School commented that “Our school had participated in a study by Xbox and Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China, hoping to affirm somatosensory games’ impact in enhancing children’s physical and mental development with sports. Hence supporting the future development of digital physical education.”
Sports Day Competitions and Schools
The Sports Day was divided into primary school group, secondary school group and parent-child group competitions. The primary school group separates boys and girls for sports competitions, and each school can choose P.4-6 students to join. There were 5 events for them, including rock-climbing, racing, long jump, hurdle race and discuss. For the secondary school group, they were divided into boys and girls and competed in Xbox One FIFA 16 (2 VS 2). Three teams of representatives were sent by each participating school.
‘Cyberport Digital Sports Day’ attracted a total of 9 primary schools and 4 secondary schools all over Hong Kong to participate. There were 223 students, 40 parents, 55 teachers and Principals. Most schools have currently joined Ambassador School Program (ASP), actively promoting coding education. Diocesan Girls’ Junior School and Diocesan Girls’ School have recently joined the program and are participating actively as well. It is overall a very successful
Primary School Group Events
- C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School (中華基督教會協和小學)
- Our Lady Of China Catholic Primary School (天主教佑華小學)
- Baptist Rainbow Primary School (浸信會天虹小學)
- TWGHs Ko Ho Ning Memorial Primary School (東華三院高可寧紀念小學)
- St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School (聖愛德華天主教小學)
- Tung Chung Catholic School (Primary School) (東涌天主教學校(小學部)
- PLK Lam Man Chan English Primary School (保良局林文燦英文小學)
- Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’Association Branch Primary School (伊利沙伯中學舊生會小學分校)
- Diocesan Girls’ Junior School (拔萃女小學)
Secondary School Group Events
- Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School (樂善堂余近卿中學)
- SKH Holy Trinity Church Secondary School (聖公會聖三一堂中學)
- Tung Chung Catholic School (Secondary School) 東涌天主教學校 (中學部)
- Diocesan Girls’ School (拔萃女書院)
Guests and Supporting Organizations
Numerous guests participated in the 1 st ‘Cyberport Digital Sports Day’. Aside from the technological and the educational sector, there were also representatives from the sports sector.
During the opening ceremony, Mr. Mark O Clift (Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited) and Dr. Ray Cheung from CityU Apps lab gave speeches and held the launching ceremony under the witness of Ms Chow from Xbox and teachers. The ASP x Cyberport Code Award Scheme was then introduced by Mr Leung from Cyberport, to let students record their progress in the activity and have approval from Cyberport.
As for the closing ceremony, gifts were distributed by Mr. Wong Wing-sum (Executive Director of Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China). Many other athletes came to support, along with the cheering team from Tung Chung Catholic School (Primary School), Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School and CityU Apps Lab student helpers, and also medical aid from Hong Kong School Nurses Association. Most importantly, thanks to teachers from St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School and Our Lady Of China Catholic Primary School who organised the competitions together, ensuring the smooth flow of the event.
「第一屆數碼港運會」的籌委會由香港城巿大學應用程式實驗室 (CityU Apps Lab) 及香港數碼港管理有限公司，聯同微軟Xbox、HKT Education、Grwth Limited、北斗星工作室、香港理工大學護理學院及中、小學校長和老師代表所組成。
邊個話打機唔健康㗎？第一屆「數碼港運會」喺4月11日舉行，有超過500名中小學生同埋家長，進行多種 e-sports競賽，好似跑步、攀石、跳遠、擲鐵餅、跨欄等，仲會有 FIFA 足球比賽添！
香港， 2016年4月20日── 第一屆「數碼」港運會，在「2016 國際 IT 匯」的首日四月十一日在數碼港全天候廣場順利舉行。由香港數碼港管理有限公司及香港城市大學應用程式實驗室（CityU Apps Lab）合辦，微軟Xbox提供技術支援，6間支持機構參展，一共吸引了超過二百二十參加者來自13所中小學，一同在場內親身比拼反應體能，來一場四肢五官並用的數碼競技。
活動由午後二時開始，在五時頒發過百個獎盃獎牌及公佈所有獎項後結束。第一屆「數碼」港運會更邀請到多位體育界名人，包括中國香港體適能總會行政總監－黃永森先生，2014 年香港十大傑出青年及有「包山王」－黎志偉先生，2011世界盃場地單車錦標賽冠軍－郭灝霆先生等，以及Keyman 馬啟仁先生現場評述足球比賽和電台DJ Eric 廖麒鏘先生擔任典禮司儀。開幕禮中還公佈了ASP X 數碼港CODE獎勵計劃，為積極參與編程活動的學生及院校作活動紀錄及認証。
透過Kinect體感系統做運動，更令許多原本不愛上體育課的學生也萌生興趣，不但成效顯著，更引來其他國家效法。天主教佑華小學校長林漢堅表示：「學校曾參與由微軟香港 Xbox 聯同非牟利專業團體中國香港體適能總會的研究，希望能確立體感遊戲於運動領域對鍛鍊學童身心發展所發揮的功用，作為未來進一步開拓電子體育科的理據。」
比賽共分小學組及中學組作賽，場內設有親子區讓家長及學生都能體驗「數碼化」運動會。小學組比賽分男、女子組，參賽學校可派出四至六年級學生參賽。比賽項目包括：攀石、跑步、跳遠、跨欄及鐵餅五項。中學組比賽則以 Xbox One FIFA 16 (2 VS 2) 分男、女子組作賽，每校可派三隊出賽。「數碼」港運會吸引了一共九間小學，四間中學參與，學校來自港九新界，一共223位同學，40位家長，55位老師及校長。大部份學校現加入了創新科技大使計劃，積極推動編程教育，更有新加入計劃的拔萃女書院及拔萃女小學踴躍參與，活動十分成功。
- 中華基督教會協和小學 C.C.C. Heep Woh Primary School
- 天主教佑華小學 Our Lady Of China Catholic Primary School
- 浸信會天虹小學 Baptist Rainbow Primary School
- 東華三院高可寧紀念小學 TWGHs Ko Ho Ning Memorial Primary School
- 聖愛德華天主教小學 St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School
- 東涌天主教學校(小學部) Tung Chung Catholic School (Primary School)
- 保良局林文燦英文小學 PLK Lam Man Chan English Primary School
- 伊利沙伯中學舊生會小學分校 Queen Elizabeth School Old Students’ Association Branch Primary School
- 拔萃女小學 Diocesan Girls’ Junior School
- 樂善堂余近卿中學 Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School
- 聖公會聖三一堂中學 SKH Holy Trinity Church Secondary School
- 東涌天主教學校(中學部) Tung Chung Catholic School (Secondary School)
- 拔萃女書院 Diocesan Girls’ School
出席第一屆「數碼」港運會的嘉賓眾多，除了科技界及教育界，還有體育界協會代表及健兒，預先為同學們在2016奧運前熱身。開幕禮先由主辦單位代表致詞，包括有香港數碼港管理有限公司營運總裁－麥傑夫先生 Mr. Mark O Clift，及城市大學應用程式實驗室(CityU Apps Lab)總監－張澤松博士，並由各參賽學校代表及技術支援機構微軟香港有限公司 – Xbox品牌總監周瑞娜小姐見証下完成啟動禮。開幕禮更發佈了數碼港獎勵計劃，由數碼港青年團隊經理－梁德明先生講解，計劃讓同學及學校都能在計劃中紀錄活動，並有數碼港的認可。
除了一眾體育界代表，學界都為今次運動會盡心盡力，包括有東涌天主教學校派出20多位小學生表演啦啦隊體操，樂善堂余近卿中學派出20多位學生義工，以及10多位CityU Apps Lab學生大使們負責會場服務，並有香港學校護士學會提供急救護理服務。最重要的還有十多位來自聖愛德華天主教小學及天主教佑華小學教職員通力合作籌辦比賽，得以令比賽順利進行。