RAAS Chair PDG emailed the following invitation to all the Club Presidents and District leaders on 10 February 2014:

Dear Club Presidents and District Leaders,
The Mock Court 2014 Series of Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) and Education Bureau (EDB) have successfully invited Customs & Excise Department (C&E) to be our service partner. The first ever and most meaningful educational activity is collaborated with C&E and a visit to Customs Headquarters Building will be conducted. The purpose of this collaboration is to let students know that C&E works hand in hand with Police Force to combat smuggling activities, narcotics interdiction, copyright infringing activity etc so as to protect Intellectual Property Rights.

Apart from enriching students’ Other Learning Experiences, this program offers an invaluable opportunity for participants to comprehend the work of C&E, to fortify civic education and as a consequence, it is expected that students should avoid defying the law or becoming lawbreakers due to their ignorance.
The Mock Court 2014 Series include:

a) 1 March 2014 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Visit of Customs facilities at 9/F & Visit of Exhibition Gallery at 10/F, Customs Headquarters Building. Officers of Hong Kong Customs provide guided tour to participants
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – Presentation on Case Processing by C& E Officers

b) The subsequent Saturdays in March
RAAS will arrange volunteer solicitors / barristers to provide further training on the Saturday(s) in March to those students who will attend Mock Court Trials. Intensive training to Prosecution Team and Defence Team will be organized.

c) 29 March 2014 (Saturday)
Mock Court Trials at the Court Rooms of the High Court.

Information on Enrolment:
C&E offers 180 vacancies only for the Visit of the above-mentioned item a) on 1 March 2014. Therefore, please enroll soonest as it is first-come, first-served.
Please note the follows:

 

  • 1. Mock Court Trial participants must attend the Customs Headquarters Building visit and the Presentation on Case Processing session on 1 March 2014.
  • 2. RAAS partnering schools and non-RAAS will be accepted. Each school comprises of maximum 8 people including 1-2 Principal / teachers.
    • For Rotarians and their children would like to participate this event, please enroll soonest. If it happens that your Rotary Club has one or more target schools interested to know more about RAAS or have a chance to be partnering, please feel free to invite their students joining this activity. Seats are subject to availability thus kindly take immediate action now.
  • 3. Deadline for enrollment will be 20 February 2014.

Certificates of Participation will be issued by EDB to participants accordingly.
Please return the duly completed Reply Slip to PP Wendy Mung ( wmung@hkstar.com ) at your earliest convenience.
Successful applicants will be notified individually. Please contact us should you have any query.
With best regards,
PDG Tony Wong
Rotary Adopt A School Committee Chair

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REPLY SLIP
Name of Rotary Club:
Name of Rotarian in charge:
Mobile phone No:
Email address:
For the security reason, all participants visit Customs Headquarters Building must provide their names.
Name list of participants 1.
2. 3……8.

Rotary Adopt A School (RAAS) Information By RAAS Committee