Cyprus Mail

Creating forward thinking individuals

By Maria Gregoriou

Some teachers have been known to say that the best part of their job is Christmas, Easter and Summer and (especially in Cyprus when the kids get nearly three months off in summer) it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why.

That is not to say that educators do not love their job, it is just that a small break away from children (no matter how adorable) is very much needed. So when these breaks do come around, it is the parents turn to spend some time with the children… but that doesn’t mean that the education process also has to take a break.

The ARTos Foundation in Nicosia has made a name for itself for offering parents a chance to enrol their children in workshops over the three major holiday periods of the year since 2005. As Easter is coming up, the foundation is once again offering a workshop entitled Easter Kids University – Collaboration for Making.

The series of workshops, which will be held from April 6-9 and is suitable for children from seven to 12-years-old, are aimed at promoting knowledge and experience that will help create strong personalities and creative and critical thinkers, who practice free will and are confident.

The four-day Easter Kids University is the second part of the foundation’s 2014-2015 series of three such sessions of workshops under the collective name Space Odyssey via exploration, philosophy, anthropology, collaboration and social innovation. This second instalment will guide children to explore collaboration, teamwork and creativity through exciting and innovative activities of science, design, theatre and bread-making.

The Easter Kids University, just like the Christmas and Summer session, offer children a specially designed programme where children will have the opportunity to develop both the creative hemisphere and the logical hemisphere of the brain.

So if you have a curious and active child, why not sign them up for workshops led by educators and professionals from the fields of the arts and sciences before April 3.

Easter Kids University
A number of workshops for children. April 6-9. ARTos Foundation, 64 Ay. Omoloyites Avenue, Nicosia. 8.30am – 1pm. €100/ 80 for siblings. Tel: 22-445455

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