On Nov 30 Dnipro campus students of Year 5 enjoyed their first ever “Crafters’ Market”.
This day was an attempt to bring awareness of crafting to children and was designed to give them many opportunities to get involved, observe and participate to have the “market experience”.
By opening children’s eyes to the world of crafts, their imagination is sparked, and from there, the possibilities are endless. Crafting can give children a sense of accomplishment as well as helps build their self-esteem. As with adults, for children crafting is also a stress reducer and sensory activity experience.
It’s also an opportunity for children to interact with others, to learn something new and to have fun without electronics or television. When stimulating a child’s creativity, we encourage their curiosity and use of tactile skills as well.
Anne Harris, Teacher of BISU Dnipro Campus, comments: “The intent and purpose of the event was for students to observe and appreciate the facets of a market, particularly, a crafters’ market. Some children were quite lucky to be offered the chance to assist while the crafters were demonstrating.”
Students were encouraged to handle crafting materials, assisted in crafts making and some even helped to create a seasonal wreath which was later presented to BISU Dnipro by one of the talented artists.