The GSIS Children’s Summer Workshop, which started April 4 and is facilitated by the Philippine Educational Theater Association (Peta), is a month-long program for kids and teens age 4-13.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) seeks a yearly summer activity to help the kids of GSIS employees do something productive and fun during vacation, while also encouraging them to bond with their families. With kids nowadays often glued to their laptop and phone screens, and also the uneven work and school schedules, the summer season is the perfect time to get them moving and bring them closer to their moms and dads.
This year’s summer program for kids centers on the theme of creative expression. The Peta workshop makes use of the different aspects of theater to create a unique and holistic art experience that pushes the limits of the participants’ imagination and creativity.
“By allowing children to respond to their creativity in a safe environment, we empower them,” says Glenn Valmores of the GSIS Medical & Wellness Services Department, which spearheads the Children’s Summer Program for the GSIS.
Peta’s design for the GSIS summer workshops involves a series of focused workshops that discusses specific aspects of theater such as creative storytelling, puppetry and visual arts, and drama. At the end of each week, participants will star in original performances or present original artwork stemming from their sessions. Parents of the participants as well as workshop organizers will attend the culminating activities.
The GSIS Children’s Summer Workshop wraps up on the first week of May, in time for the opening of Peta’s Summer Workshops at the Pineapple Lab in Poblacion, Makati.
For more information on Peta’s summer offerings and extension workshops for organizations and companies, call 7256244, 0921-5221728, or e-mail [email protected] Visit www.petatheater.com.