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About the Competition


The aims of the ‘Speak Out – Act Up!’ competition are to:

  • give students an opportunity to learn improvised drama techniques and use English in a creative way;

  • give students an opportunity to experiment with the use of English in different roles and dramatic contexts; and

  • support the learning and teaching of the Elective Module, Learning English through Drama, in the  Senior Secondary English Language Curriculum.


Description of ‘Speak Out – Act Up!’

‘Speak Out – Act Up!’ is open to secondary school students of all age groups in Hong Kong. Students work in teams of 4 to 6 to create and perform an improvised English drama. In 2018/19 there are two categories for the competition:

  • The 1-week Improv category in which teams are given 7 calendar days to prepare an improvised performance of 4–5 minutes. There will be multiple sessions of this category with around 12 teams at each. The stimulus for the improvised dramas this year will be a setting.
  • A new 1-day Improv category (held on a Saturday) in which teams prepare their improvised drama of 3–4 minutes in the morning and perform it in the afternoon. As this is a pilot programme, there will only be one session and places will be limited to 12 teams. The stimulus of the dramas will be announced on the day of the competition.


You can download the poster through the embedded link


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