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By - Dale Wyngaard

SCORE Swop Shop – Mandela Day event

The three-day Swop Shop painting event in Stanford was a truly communal effort. This collaboration between youth, community organisations and a collection of local artists set the standard for future celebrations and events. It is clear that Stanford faces challenges and when people come together to work together, it shines a light on how we

By - Dale Wyngaard

July Holiday Program in Stanford

The holidays are a time when we like to offer some special activities for the children who join our creative sessions. During the July holidays our facilitators Tuliswa and Rachel from Stanford planned, prepared and offered some fun activities in the community hall. The kids made art and crafts, sang, danced. The highlight for everyone

By - Dale Wyngaard

Body tracing: Body awareness activities in early learning intervention

Over the past term we used a body tracing activity with the grade R learners who are in our program. The process leads the children from tracing each other’s body outlines to identifying and naming body parts. The activity consists of talking about the functions of our hands arms and legs and then filling the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Workshop with Colour in Stanford

The theme of last week’s session was, Go crazy with colours. The children who attend our open sessions have requested to paint and we answered their call. The session was all about colour and playing with it. There are different age groups at the open sessions and in this activity everyone has a chance to participate

By - Dale Wyngaard

Children making their own vegetable garden

This week we planted herbs and vegetables at Die Bron Primary to support the feeding scheme that the school is providing for the children. Die Bron kitchen staff have started the vegetable boxes around the kitchen area and we are supporting them in their efforts to provide healthy and nutritious meals for the children. We

By - Dale Wyngaard

Horse-riding Outing in Stanford

This week our Creative Works extra-mural program collaborated with the African Horse Company. We took a small group of children on a horse outing where the guide, Randal, introduced us to the horses and explained the rules when being around horses.   Everyone got a chance to stroke and brush Luc and Pocahontas as well

By - Dale Wyngaard

Exploring colours using soft pastels

Children love messy play. They enjoy playing in sand, mixing water and mud, squishing and squeezing things with their hands and often getting with their whole bodies involved in the process. It is a wonderful delight to observe children exploring the world through their senses and getting in touch with their bodies.   This week we

By - Dale Wyngaard

Learning through play at Funimfundo Pre-school

During the past week the Grade R learners at Funimfundo Pre-school at Die Kop just outside of Stanford were guided by teacher Nandipha and Occupational Therapist, Regina, through some body awareness activities. The group did body tracing, identifying and painting the different body parts in colours of their choice. We talked about emotions and the

By - Dale Wyngaard

Sensory Paintings at Creative Works Early Learning Program

Educating children through the senses is a focus in all our programs. It is an effective way to reach and teach the young child holistically and is also lots of fun. This week our early learners at Die Bron Primary made their own sensory paint. We used flour, water, a little oil and a variety of

By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Works joins the Herfsfees in Stanford

The Easter Holidays were full of fun as we prepared for Herfsfees, a music festival with workshops and a parade. The Creative Works team made costumes for the children who wanted to join the parade that started off the festival on Friday, 6 April.   The days that led up to the festival were spent

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