Journal of Basic Education


1996.第6卷第1及2期(Vol. 6 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 119–128


School Building and Extra-Curricular Activities — A Research on Old Estate Schools

余向前(Heung-Chin YU)






Research on school building and extra-curricular activities has been a new field of research in Hong Kong. The design of school buildings should provide various types of spaces necessary and sufficient for the desired educational activities for all students.

At present, general education aims at providing equal opportunities and services for all school children. However, the discrepancies between the standard of old estate schools and new schools are too apparent. Some extra-curricular activities cannot be organised within the school buildings of old estate schools due to inadequate spaces.

This paper aims at studying the defects of inadequate spaces and the influence on extra-curricular activities, trying to find out the solutions used by school administrators in overcoming these difficulties, and suggesting ways to improve the school buildings and facilities in order to satisfy the students' need for activities and achieve the goal of equal educational opportunities.