The launching ceremony of the Junior Police Call (JPC) Fight Crime Summer Camp 2018 was held at Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village on August 15, with Acting Chief Executive Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, Secretary for Security Mr John Lee, Acting Commissioner Lau Yip-shing and Acting Chief Superintendent of the Police Public Relations Branch (PPRB) Yu Hoi-kwan as the officiating guests.
With the theme of "Dream it. Live it", the camp aimed to encourage JPC members to live their dreams. Meanwhile, the PPRB announced in advance that the eligibility age for joining the JPC Scheme would be lowered from nine to six in September.
Delivering a speech at the ceremony, Mr Lee said that the JPC Scheme has devoted its efforts to promote anti-crime messages and continues to introduce new initiatives to enhance leadership, communication skills and team spirit of its members. He also praised the theme of the camp, "Dream it. Live it", for aligning with the notion of "Connecting with Young People" in 2017 Policy Address.
Also speaking at the event, Ms Yu thanked different community sectors for their support for the JPC Scheme and the camp. She also expressed gratitude to members of the JPC Central Advisory Board, JPC Honorary Presidents, District Commanders and staff of the Police Community Relations Offices for their contribution.
Then JPC Ambassador Ms Kandy Wong sang the JPC theme song and danced with the JPC members, bringing the atmosphere of the event to a climax.
After the ceremony, the officiating guests toured around the camp and saw JPC members participating in various activities, such as E-sports demonstration, a Cajón workshop, a DIY "bubble tea" workshop, and a balloon twisting and face painting workshop held by the Police Handicraft Club. They commented that the JPC activities were well-received, adding that the JPC Scheme has expanded continuously.
On the other hand, the PPRB collaborated with various agencies to organise a variety of activities in the camp. Arrangements were made with the CLP Power Hong Kong Limited to explain the importance of environmental protection, chefs of a social enterprise restaurant to teach cooking skills, Orbis to give advice on eye care and the Department of Health to talk about the harmful effects of alcohol abuse. Furthermore, professionals from different fields, including figure skaters, singers, a YouTuber and the Force Recruitment Team, gave sharing sessions to help the JPC members to explore their future career options. The JPC Obstacle Challenges were held to train the participants' physical fitness and build up their team spirit.
Organised by the PPRB, the annual camp aims to promote fight crime messages and cultivate positive values among the participants. Some 1 200 JPC members took part in the camp from August 15 to 17 this year.
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