THE jobs of the future are going to be very different to the jobs we have today, and as such, there is a push to enable our children to embrace the concept of creativity as much as the traditional ‘Three R’s’.
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An organisation helping to do just that is Toonworld.
Toonworld facilitate cartooning and animation workshops to encourage, empower, educate and entertain children as a vacation care provider as well as an in-school creative specialist that improve their confidence and creativity.
Recently one of Toonworld’s Directors, Mike Wheeler, made the move to Raymond Terrace.
“We’re looking forward to injecting more creativity into the Port Stephens community with our creative workshops,” Mike Wheeler told News Of The Area.
“We are already speaking with the local council about running workshops in the library in the school holidays, so parents and kids, stay tuned.”
Toonworld is also embarking on a trip to the United Arab Emirates next week to teach animation to children at the world famous Sharjah Reading Festival for two weeks.
The Sharjah Reading Festival is a cultural celebration attracting more than 306,000 visitors with over 120 exhibitors entertaining visitors with 2093 educational and fun-filled activities in a family- friendly atmosphere.
“This is a great opportunity for our company and we are looking forward to the experience,” Mike Wheeler told News Of The Area.
“We will no doubt learn as much as we teach and we hope to bring all of those lessons back to Australia so we can share these with the students of Port Stephens.”
By Rachael VAUGHAN