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EOTC/Quan Cai

Build Resilience & Leadership via Student-Led CAS programmes

The College offers a substantial Education Outside the Classroom (extra curricular) programme to fulfil the UWC Mission and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) component of the IB Diploma. This is composed of China Week (a week of trips to China); Project Week (a week of trips in the Asia region) and the weekly Quan Cai (meaning whole person) programme. The EOTC programme ensures a complete and balanced educational experience at the College. 


  • Learning through doing

  • Serving others

  • Student Leadership

  • Challenge and risk taking

  • Holistic development of the student

  • Reflective change makers


Project Week takes place in March every year. All students participate in cultural, outdoor activity and community service trips in the Asia region.  The trips enrich the students with the culture of the countries visited, promote opportunities to challenge oneself in the outdoors and provide community service support to communities in the country visited.


Trip destinations include Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Teachers and students propose and lead the trips, often working with outside providers. 

China/Hong Kong Week takes place in November of Term 1. All Year 1 students participate in cultural, outdoor activity and community service trips in the China/Hong Kong region.


The trips enrich the students with the culture of the host country of the College, promote opportunities to challenge oneself in the outdoors and provide community service support to local communities (particularly supporting local school students).


Teachers propose and lead the trips, often working with outside providers. At this time Year 2 students have a ‘reading week’ in which they catch up on and complete important academic work. 

Our EOTC / Quan Cai Model

Quan Cai (IB CAS) Programme

The Quan Cai programme consists of 40 Creativity, campus Service and Activity experiences and a further 19 Community Service projects. Creativity experiences focus on the arts & creative thought; Campus Service experiences support events and the community on campus; Activity experiences include sports (teams), wellbeing and fitness whilst Community Service experiences include projects which directly work with and support the Hong Kong community. Both students and staff propose and lead experiences.


The Student Leadership Programme runs throughout the year to support student leaders of the experiences. 

All students choose to participate in between 2-4 experiences over 2 years and reflect on their work on the ManageBac online platform. Quan Cai experiences take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons, Monday and Tuesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday. 

Creativity Experiences

LPC Souvenirs

LPC Souvenir provides an opportunity for students to learn about the process of souvenir production and marketing. They are involved in creating designs that evoke campus memories and best represent the LPCUWC brand and experience. Together with the Development Office, students also identify channels through which LPCUWC and the larger UWC community can obtain a piece of LPCUWC branded goods both online and offline

Playback Theatre

Playback is a theatre form that celebrates the lives of the audience. The audience are invited to share their life stories and feelings with the Playback team who perform or 'play them back' using abstract improvisational movement and sound. Playback is therapeutic and celebratory for both performers and audience and demands a high degree of teamwork, trust, spontaneity and risk taking from the participants. Playback serves a wide range of audiences including physically and mentally challenged care centres, a refugee centre and a home for the aged as well as local schools.

Green Pioneers for Sustainability

GPS promotes sustainability in the LPC and local school communities with events & educational talks about environmentalism, with the goal to change people's lifestyle and thereby create a generation who will carry on sustainable habits into our futures.

The highlight of GP
S is a day-camp for high school students from other local schools to join to learn the UWC value of sustainability through games, workshops and discussions. Through the event attendees are guided to formulate initiatives to promote sustainable resource usage at their own school campus.

Activity Experiences

Dragon Dance​


Dragon Dance is an activity with the objective to share Chinese culture with the College community, nurture a team spirit among members and allow participants to extend personal boundaries.


Dragon Dance performances take place at all important College events including the Welcome Show, Chinese Cultural Evening, internal celebrations and various Fundraising shows. In the first term students learn the basic tricks and build up physical fitness. In the second term students prepare for formal performances.



Kayaking is a water sport activity that will allow participants to experience the surrounding waters in a unique way. The kayaking QC will allow people to become confident on the water, and build the skills necessary to traverse open waters, by using the pool to begin then later moving to the bays nearby. Kayaking is good exercise that is also low-impact, allowing you to develop core strength at the same time.

Social Innovation Network Group​


This QC aims to spread the knowledge of social entrepreneurship to students in and outside of LPC, with our highlight being organizing an external bootcamp in the second half of the academic year.


Before being responsible in organizing the event, QC members will  first be required to learn about social entrepreneurship via attending a Design Thinking workshop with CoCoon (a partner foundation under HK Jockey Club), participate in external bootcamps / events such as ‘GoMAD’, ‘Microsoft Imagine Cup’, and the ‘Hong Kong Youngtrepreneur Challenge’ or attend company visits to TESLA, Farfetch, The Mills Fabrica, & Sino Inno Lab, and a virtual visit to HSBC. Are you ready to make a difference? Now come join us!

Service Experiences

Coral Monitoring

LPCUWC's Coral Monitoring team focuses on monitoring the major coral communities at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park as well as raising awareness within our own community about marine conservation. Students are trained as a diver and learn organism identification and survey techniques to monitor corals by using Reefcheck and Coralwatch protocols. Data is collected and shared with PADI Project Aware, WWF, and Hong Kong's Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

Working with Domestic Workers

Migrant domestic workers make up around 5% of HK’s residents. Whist HK has legislation to protect migrant workers, many of these, mostly women, do not always know their rights, which make result in them being prone to abuse and violations of rights. Thus, we work together with outside charities and legal professionals to become familiar with migrant workers rights in HK, supporting us in carrying out outreach work to provide language support, cultural exchange and learn about the working conditions of the workers first-hand.


Students of this QC will become familiar with issues pertinent to HK, along with the ins and outs of labour laws and gender issues.

United World Schools

United World Schools is an organisation initiated by Chris Howarth (Atlantic UWC) to build schools in the more rural parts of Asia. It is a youth-helping-youth initiative to sponsor one or more schools in Asia (currently Cambodia), helping children and women in the rural area receive the education that they normally would not have access to.


The LPCUWC team's responsibility is to raise enough money to sponsor the building and running of a partnership school in Cambodia among other small projects to support supplies and study materials for the children. Fundraising activities include snack shop, bake sales, Winter gift packs, Graduation gift packs, Halloween Night. For 8 consecutive years, in pre-COVID19 days, LPCUWC would visit our partnership village school in Cambodia for Project week and spend a week in the village working within the school and supporting creative learning activities. We look forward to visiting Cambodia again in the very near future.

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