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Spotlight on Schools, A Treasure Hunt as a Whole-School, Awareness-Raising Activity
Preparing materials for the treasure hunt
A total of 80 red envelopes and gifts for the
treasure hunt were prepared by the teacher.
The rest of the preparation was completed by
students under the guidance of the teacher.
For the Junior Cycle Chinese students, the
preparation task was a research and reflection
activity. They investigated traditional and
contemporary ways of making good wishes in
Chinese, writing them down with both the Chinese
scripts and their pronunciation in romanised
symbols, and putting one of them in each red
Among the 80 red envelopes, 40 of them
contained a simple task or a direction written in
Chinese which led to a gift opportunity. The
contents were prepared by the fifth- and sixthyear students who had a higher level of Chinese
Once the red envelopes were prepared, students
helped the teacher to place them in different areas
of the school.
How did you organise it?
What the Chinese students did:
On the day, the teacher recruited the Chinese
students as helpers for the event. They were
awarded small gifts for their efforts in preparing
and assisting with the event.
To increase the exposure of the event on the day,
Chinese students were given decorations and gifts
for treasure hunts at the main entrances and exits
of the teaching buildings.
When the treasure hunt began, the Chinese students helped raise the attention and interest of other students
explaining the Spring Festival and encouraging them to participate in the treasure hunt game.
What the other students did:
On the day, students were guided by the helpers to find red envelopes and clues.
They needed the students and speakers of Chinese in the school to help them solve the tasks throughout the
event, which eventually guided them to a gift that reflects the festive theme.
What the teacher did:
The teacher monitored the progress and encouraged students to participate.
Depending on the atmosphere and stock of gifts, the teacher could set up extra tasks with limited time for
students to participate (e.g., learn to greet people using some Chinese greetings) with opportunities to win