A variety of topics at the “extra time to learn” in Hemer

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During the “extra time to learn” different activities were offered in Hemer.

During the autumn holidays, “extra time to learn” was offered in the Felsenmeerstadt, funded with funds from the funding program of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. There was a wide variety of offers for children and young people. From actions with horses to self-assertion training, soccer taster courses and violence prevention to relaxation exercises – the team of children and youth development in the city of Hemer had put together a colorful program.

Life with social media

The children’s and youth theater “Stageplay” also presented several offers as part of the campaign. At the end of the holidays on Friday, the workshop “Insta, Snapchat & Facebook – life with social media” was offered. The workshop was about who you want to be and who you really are in the end. Social media often use filters or posts turn out to be fake.

The workshop, which ran from morning to afternoon, was aimed at adolescents and young adults between the ages of 16 and 18 and took place in the youth and culture center at the park. The speakers, costume and fashion designer Simone Schmöle and theater pedagogue Michael Hahn, had consciously spoken out in favor of a small group, so there were only eight places. Due to illness, the group then shrank again on the day of the event. The remaining participants benefited from this, however, as the offer was even more intense. Under the guidance of Simone Schmöle, the participants created so-called mood boards, which reflected their own preferences, interests and wishes in an artistic way. In this way, the participants were able to show at a glance who they are or how they would like to be perceived. Usually, people choose clothes they like. This gives some security. But do you ultimately stand behind what you are presenting? Are the expectations from the outside crushing me? The participants asked themselves these and other questions before they set out on the sophisticated design of their expressive collages.

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Images were cut out of magazines and the like and glued on, so the creative chaos was not surprising when looking at the room. The participants not only learned how to use paper and scissors, but also how to deal with themselves and their external work. The participants reflected on in conversations and exchanging conversations with one another was really good.


How much the participants got from the workshop was ultimately also shown by the creative mood boards. They revealed a lot of personal information and created a first-person collage. Some enjoyed the workshop so much that they wanted to hang up their artistic mood board.



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