Illumination Workshop Trust

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Our dream is to provide children with skills they need to reach their full potential. Help us achieve our dream so they can achieve theirs.

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The work we do at Illumination Workshop will inspire children to dream, to believe in their own true purpose and empower them to reach for it, no matter where they come from or what has gone before.

Our first task has been to create Mac’s Patch, a safe, online, place where all children can find learning mixed with fun in an environment that is familiar.

We focus on topics of emotional intelligence, more commonly called life skills, and it has been recognized world wide that these topics are what our children are struggling with, and these skills are what they need to succeed.

The skills that we are providing in our programs for 3-7 year olds are essential for positive growth and development throughout life. If they can be absorbed in this very early stage, when children are still open to learning and exploring, then they can be called upon when needed.

Mac’s Patch has been created in a way that children can easily learn on their own through the repetitive viewing of our short films. With each view they will discover another layer of learning in a natural and fun way. We also encourage sharing the learning experience with our activity downloads that require an adult to supervise. This is a great opportunity to explore the concepts in the films and discuss what they mean in a conversational manner.

Children love repetition and to us that is the key to learning success, but it has to be fun too. Our resource is available anytime, anywhere and can be watched over and over again without cost.

To complement our online package we are also in the process of developing an interactive live experience that supports the themes in the films. We call this initiative the Game Changers and it will involve a high energy team of facilitators, travelling the country, visiting schools, events and public locations to provide positive change in communities by playing games.

If you are thinking that this all sounds a little too simple, then you would be right. We do the hard work behind the scenes to support and encourage parents, teachers and most importantly children to have FUN while they learn in a stress free environment.

More about us

The purpose of the Illumination Workshop is to shine a light on information that supports children in New Zealand with essential life skills.

Our task is to create a safe place where all children can find learning mixed with fun in an environment that is familiar.

We believe in the ability of children to understand and learn complex emotional concepts through the use of storytelling and play. We provide relevant and topical information that can grow healthy habits that will support them throughout life.

Our topics cover resilience and relationships, safety and physical health.

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