CyberFair Project ID: 7761

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: the Hong Kong Cheongsam
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Maryknoll Fathers' School
    Hong Kong, China, China

6 students, ages 16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 26, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2009, 2012, 2013

Classes and Teachers: Ms To Yuen Man

E-Mail contact:

Our School's Web Site:

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

To introduce a tradition clothing of Hong Kong which called Cheongsam and still is school uniform of some school in Hong Kong.

2. Summary of Our Project

Our project is talking about the Hong Kong Cheongsam. Firstly, concerning the history part, the culture of Hong Kong Cheongsam can be traced back to 1920s and Cheongsam has made fashionable by socialites and upper class women because it is stylish and beautiful. They like to dress it very much. You can see that many women dress it on the street everywhere at that time. Our project also mentions about the structure of Cheongsam. It includes side-slits, flower buttons and so on. Besides, there are some special designs of Cheongsam too. For example, some of them may have tassels in the bottom part or a special cutting to show the bare shoulder of the women. Those are having a very unique or distinctive style. Moreover, there are some manners to follow when we dress up the Cheongsam in order to show our deportment. For example, we need to stand straight and put our hands together naturally on our stomach. It is important because it can show that your temperament. Furthermore, there is an animation in our website in order to teach people how to dress the Cheongsam so that they can learn it by this interesting way. Some relative accessories will be introduced in this part too. Lastly, we have talk about the popularity of Cheongsam nowadays. Up to the present, Cheongsam is still very popular. There are some missionary schools such as Kowloon True Light School, Pooi To Middle School and Maryknoll Fathers’ School used it to become their school uniform because they think that it is temperamental and it can shows the beauty of women. Even the Miss Hong Kong Peagent have also demand the participate to dress up Cheongsam in order to show their slimate. Some restaurant waitresses in Hong Kong use it as their uniform too. You can see the popularity of Cheongsam. We hope that people can know more concerning the Hong Kong Cheongsam after read our project.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:not sure

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

During this project, firstly, there are some difficulties on producing website. Since this is our first time to do so, we have some problems of how to produce a new website. We need to ask our teacher for help and to try a lot in order to produce a good website. Secondly, there are some difficulties on finding more detail information of Cheongsam. Since some detail information of Cheongsam cannot be found on the Internet, so we need to do it ourselves. Luckily, our school is one of the schools which are still using Cheongsam as school uniform. Therefore we have a better understanding on the structure of Cheongsam as well as to teach the others about the dressing way. We can try do it ourselves even without a great help of the Internet.

In conclusion, although we have some technical obstacles and information researching problems, we can still overcome them by ourselves as well as the help from teachers.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

We hope that people can learn more about Hong Kong Cheongsam and like it.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

OOur project is concerning about the Hong Kong Cheongsam. Our school also uses it as school uniform. However, not all people know that why our school choose it as our school uniform and what is the advantage of Cheongsam. Therefore, our website can help them to know more information of it and they can learn extra culture knowledge and our school too.

In addition, we have produced an animation to teach people how to wear Cheongsam in a correct order and some manners that we should be aware of when we wear Cheongsam in order to show our temperament. Our project is very useful and suitable for the requirement of our school.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

We have used lots of information tools and technologies in order to complete our Cyberfair project. For example, we have used computer software, books; go to the libraries and museums. They are very useful.

Computer software helps us to produced website and animation which can help us to present our idea more clearly. The information that we get from books and museum can help us to

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

in school, we contact with our teacher in form of interview in order to get more information about Cheongsam, like it special part and so on. All are interesting.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Though our website, people can learn more about Cheongsam, which is very meaningful in our Chinese history. For example, its history, characteristic and how to wear by literal, picture and animation. The knowledge concerning is relatively new to people who seldom contact with it or never know about it. Therefore, as a guideline, our website can significantly help those people to try to study more. They can gain extra interesting knowledge too.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

During the project, we have asked some peoples' advice and help. For example, we have ask our computer teacher, Miss To Tuen Man, for the produce of website and also the animation. She is patient and helpful. She is willing to answer our question very detail. Many technological problems cannot be solved without her helping hand and therefore, we thanks her a lot.

Besides, we have go to the Hong Kong Museum of History for the exhibition concerning the history and changing of Cheongsam in order to get more information of Cheongsam and to do our project better. This exhibition is really useful and we have get many significant information for our project. Therefore, we thanks for the help of this exhibition too. Both two are very helpful for us.


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