Recently , the Quirky Kid Clinic worked with school staff from Year 2 and Year 4 at St Thomas School in Sydney to facilitate the popular The Best of Friends workshop™ in the classroom setting.
This was 2-hour workshop for year 2 students was followed by a 8 weeks small group program and covered areas such as Making Friends, Social Skills, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking in friendships. Students participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and multimedia presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.
Each child was given a “Quirky Kid Tool Kit” including materials for the day as well as an information sheet for parents on how they can help their child build social skills.
Kimberley O’Brien returned to the school to complement the workshop with a teachers feedback and training as well as to present to parents and display the children achievements.
We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop had achieved so far. Parents where actively engaged in the program with pre and post surveys. This has helped to ensure we parent concerns were addressed.
St Thomas’ Principal and Teaching staff were incredible supportive and showed great commitment toward students social development.
If you would like some information on The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us.