6 July 2006
KCRC Educational Tour to the Hong Kong Wetland Park
 
Some 20 new immigrant students today enjoyed a free visit to the newly opened Hong Kong Wetland Park – thanks to the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC).
The visit today is organised by the KCRC in collaboration with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups under KCRC's "Educational Tour" programme.
Some 20 primary school students from along the Ma On Shan Rail alignment were accompanied by the KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team to travel free on KCRC services to the Wetland Park. These students, who do not have frequent outing opportunity, were guided by members of the Corporate Volunteer Team throughout the journey from Sha Tin Wai Station of Ma On Shan Rail, East Rail, KCR feeder bus K16, West Rail and Light Rail to the Wetland Park. Enjoying the visit, the students have an opportunity to experience a close look at the wetland as well as the KCRC services.
The KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team was established in mid 2004 and there are about 300 members in the team. With the objective to serve people in need, the team has recorded more than 3,000 hours of community service in 2005.
The KCRC "Educational Tour" is a community programme launched last year. Under the programme, KCRC volunteers lead groups of children in the New Territories along KCRC alignment to travel for free on KCRC services to visit museums in the urban area. The "Educational Tour" has been well received by the community. The programme received a Merit Award in the Corporate Volunteer Service Project Competition 2005 organised by the Social Welfare Department.
 
Members of the KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team accompanying some 20 new immigrant students to visit the Hong Kong Wetland Park by traveling on KCRC services.
 
Enjoying the visit, students have an opportunity to know more about KCRC services.
 
Students show great interest in the ecological environment in the Wetland Park.