This class is for any child aged 6+ who loves getting creative. But we also focus on developing their resilience through art and play. In this afterschool program we teach kids that mistakes happen but it’s how you think about them that matters. We will teach them skills to accept the emotions that come with making mistakes and tools and tricks to deal with mistakes in a positive way.
Run by Fiona Perrella from Strength Heroes, our afterschool club is a unique art based program which uses art in combination with visual, auditory and kinaesthetic skills to develop confident and strong children using the principles of Positive Psychology and Character Strengths. No boring lectures just art and play.
Mistakes are how we learn but making mistakes can be tough and comes with BIG emotions. This afterschool program creates a play experience that provides modelling for real life through hands on thinking – thinkering!
We use art, play and STEM activities to engage children and explore themes. Rather than rescuing children from their mistakes, we help them understand and manage their emotions, focus on positive solutions, and develop strategies to bounce forward when they face a challenge – AKA developing the art of resilience!
The program has been developed in conjunction with educational experts, psychologists, and is evidenced based. Fiona has over 20 years experience bringing out the best in children and adults by helping them identify and grow their strengths, think healthier, and achieve success.
What other parents have said about our afterschool programs:
“I highly recommend this class! My daughter went last term (when the class was in Scarborough) and using the strategies she learnt, she has managed to overcome her fear of most food groups, and now eats spinach, melted cheese, and even tried a piece of fish!! (this is huge as until this time, she only ate 15 foods…..) The skills they learn can be used in so many ways, and because Fiona focuses on a child’s strengths, they walk away with a big boost in their confidence. Looking forward to having more grateful children this term 🙂 “
Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August and 7, 14, 21 September.
3.30 – 4.30pm
To join mid term please contact Fiona on 0404 649 204
Please choose carefully as there are no refunds if you child can not make this class. Transfer to another date or class is available within 6 months of the workshop starting. If the class is cancelled by Strength Heroes you will get a full refund.