Meeting on a weekly basis, students in the Young Reporters program learn the journalism skills required to write and produce a student newspaper. Students develop news stories and features about events, students and teachers in the school community. Students also practise editing skills as they revise their work for publication.
ECP publishes two issues of the school newspaper each term, providing students with a realistic experience of writing and publishing on a deadline. Newspapers are distributed to the entire school community of students, teachers and parents, adding to the English learning environment of the school.
Taught in English by an experienced ECP teacher, this program can be offered as an interest group or after-school activity open to students of all ability levels. Some partner schools also offer this activity as an English enrichment program for advanced students.
Books for Charity
All ECP books are written by students in Hong Kong with net proceeds donated to our charity partners to support the valuable work that they do in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Charity partners include Room to Read, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dog Rescue, The Hong Kong Red Cross, Foodlink Foundation, and Vision First.
About Our Authors
Young people often struggle to be heard, but Elephant Community Press offers opportunities for students to share their ideas with friends, family and the community at large. By publishing the work of young authors, ECP aims to demonstrate that there is an audience for well-crafted and thoughtful writing, no matter how old the writers are.
Our young authors range in age from 6 to 17 and attend both local and international schools in Hong Kong. They herald from diverse backgrounds, but share with us a passion for storytelling and the belief that everyone has something worthwhile to say.
ECP has worked with students from a wide variety of schools including Canadian International, German Swiss, Kennedy, Diocesan Girls’ Junior School, St. Paul’s Co-Ed, West Island, Braemar Hill, Diocesan Boys’ School, Singapore International, French International, HKIS, Glenealy and Renaissance College.