Extracurricular activities do not only kill time, but bring positive and lifelong impacts to children. A group of children from YWCA Tseung Kwan O Integrated Social Service Centre organised a carnival to demonstrate their talents and ability in performing arts, handicraft and even event management acquired from the summer programmes.
A few months ago in the hot summer, the children joined different classes according to their interests. Apart from their desired skills like dancing, magic playing, handicraft making, etc., they acquired the essential skills and knowledge in organising a carnival from the social workers. For example, they discussed the content of different sections in the carnival, the division of labour, and crowd control measures etc. which contributed to the success of “K POWER Children Creative Carnival 2021”.
The carnival included performance such as K Pop dancing, percussion and magic show. Game booths including basketball shooting machine, claw crane and NERF shooting game were also very popular. Furthermore, 3 workshops were set up by the Child Teachers to teach the participants to make resin key holders, watches and leather charms. They even prepared chocolate croissants and sausage puffs to surprise the participants.
It was encouraging that a physical carnival can be held this year, unlike the online show in 2020. The workshop attendants were glad to meet the participants face to face although they might need to handle unexpected scenarios. The performers also enjoyed live show as the feedbacks from the audience were rewarding. It has been two years since the last physical carnival were held. All children and parents were overjoyed during the event.
With proper guidance, children are capable of demonstrating great creativity and high adversity quotient. They can also handle complex relationship and show empathy. This is the “C.A.R.E.” that we want them to master in this annual carnival.