By Hafsa Obeng, GNA
Accra, March 11, GNA – The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Education Directorate (LEKMED), has held its maiden pilot puppet show for 30 Kindergarten (KG), pupils within the municipality, in Accra.
The show, which forms part of the directorate’s activities lined up to commemorate Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebration, attracted 30 pupils and teachers from 30 schools as well as 30 parents.
Mrs Evelyn Oben-Nyarko, Deputy Director in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation said the idea for the show was to bring back the old idea of puppetry in the local communities.
She said the aim of the show was to broaden the minds and hands of the children for them to be able to create things and images and in the long run help them use their initiative to create things.
She said creative arts and skills was very important for the development of the child and the directorate had started the initiative.
This would help champion the course to encourage both teachers and parents to try and nurture suck skills of the children instead of only concentrating on the reading habits.
“The activities for the day include dance and culture, face painting and creation of other arts work”, she noted.
Mr Richard Gyimah, Vocational and Technical Skills Coordinator, LEKMED said the show was to bring out the creative potential in the children as well as bring colour to them.
He said training starts with creativity and if children should develop their mental faculty, there was the need to develop their creative abilities first.