When it comes to your children, you want the best for them. You want to feel proud of them and you would do anything to develop their creativity. This is the reason why you should encourage your child to enter school workshops. You can talk to the principle and find out what workshops are available within your child’s school and what would suit him better, taking into account what he or she likes to do and what subjects attracts your child the most.
If you ever wondered why workshops are so important in a child’s development, the answer is simple: the premise on which nearly all workshops are based on is “learning by doing”. Schools adopt many themes for their workshops, from a variety of domains, such as literature, mathematics, or science, so you do not have to worry about not finding the right place for him. You can search for Shakespeare workshops, if your child is passionate about classical literature, writing workshops, or workshops with historical themes. You should know that children would learn more and faster throughout these seminars, because information is presented in a different way than it is within classes. They will understand better everything they have already learned and will acquire new useful skills. You do not have to fear or worry that your child is too young to participate in a certain workshop, because every workshop is designed for specific key stages. As a result, even if your child is in key stage 2, he can still participate in a primary school workshop for instance.
Although some people think that, the only reason children might sign in all sorts of workshops is that they encountered “trouble” in learning, this could not be farther from the truth. Believe it or not, workshops play a major role in the everyday educational process, because they help children perfect their skills in a certain field. Moreover, students develop their creativity through these activities and one good example is literature workshops. There are schools, which decided that only orally teaching them Shakespeare’s works would not make them have a better and clearer view of the works, because Shakespearian language is difficult to understand, especially at tender years. As a result, these schools included Shakespeare workshops in their curriculum. Within them, students bring to life the most common works, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Tempest, under the supervision of specialised personnel. These students have demonstrated that after attending these workshops, they understood better the Shakespearian works and even enjoyed them more.
To conclude, workshops help children more than they could realise in the entire process of learning. It is true that all information presented in class is useful and there are some concepts and theories, which cannot be physically explained. However, workshops allow children to put in practice what they have learned and to enhance their skills, not to mention the fact that they can learn not only by receiving their own feedbacks, but by hearing others’ feedbacks too.