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September Workshops

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Workshops with a heritage theme

Saturday Stories: On Saturday 8th September
Saturday Stories: On Saturday 15th September

Heritage Day Celebration on Monday 24 September

Our Saturday Stories Workshops will start, as usual, at 9.30 at Butterfly Centre, with a snack and a hot drink. The workshop begins at 10.00 there is room for 10 children from De Kop and 10 Stanford children (between the ages of 9 and 12).

Heritage Day venue will be announced later. We hope to be meeting some visitors who are interested in seeing what we do.

As this is Heritage Month, our theme will be linked to the past and traditional stories.

ARTWORK: Polychromatic artworks (and they learned the correct term) inspired by San rock art and executed with soft pastels.

CHILDREN’S BOOK NETWORK

WHAT WE DO:

We work with children who have completed their first few years of school and are in the difficult stage (between 9 and 12 years of age) where they can read, but often don’t. Our aim is to encourage a love of reading and books through exciting workshops where we present themed stories and books, allow for quiet reading alone or with a friend, play games around the theme and have a great deal of fun in the process. Our participants write, read, sing, song-write, discuss, play and make music. We introduce them to the joys of non-fiction and often invite visiting presenters who share their special knowledge or skills in creative arts. Our aim is not just to help children to enjoy reading – but to make them happy in a safe environment where they can be free to let their imaginations fly with books and stories.
Image: From the art project within the workshop

Our thanks to:
National Lotteries Commission for funding our organization’s operational costs
Butterfly Centre for allowing us to use their school out of school hours.
The Kells Family Trust for funding our workshops and toolboxes
Butterfly Centre for allowing us to use their premises out of school hours