If you are a teacher or community leader and love to work with children, then you would probably like to form part of a kite-building project. In a science class, kite building can demonstrate basic aerodynamic principles such as the aerofoil and the dihedral and factors affecting stability of flight. In art classes, kites can be decorated with paints or crayons, or various other techniques such as marbling and in math classes, kite building can be used to teach the students on basic shapes and angles. In seeing that kite making can benefit students in many ways, the Banquitas House of Culture here in Orange Walk will be conducting a one day workshop for persons interested in the art of kite making.

Screen_shot_2012-01-17_at_8.06.09_PMCindy Rivera, Assistant Coordinator of House of Culture

“For this weekend we will be having train the trainer workshop which is basically a kite workshop that we are inviting teacher, we are targeting teacher to teach the youths and kids to make different types of kites, we have many types that we will doing some of them will the starry kites, the diamond and other ones so that is what basically this workshop will be,targeting the teacher to teach students or youths that is interested. The work is free of cost, the Institute of Creative Arts through the Embassy of China, they will be contributing everything so all you need to do is to come here and learn everything will be given to them for free.”

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“What is the other underline purpose of this program?”

Cindy Rivera, Assistant Coordinator of House of Culture

“The purpose of this workshop is so that the students, children and anyone else that is interested can make these kites and not to buy from any other place to make it locally and also jus to enhance our community so that they could enroll in something different that we are accustom to do in our community.”

As mentioned, the workshop is being sponsored by the Embassy of China through the Institute of Creative Arts. If you are interested in joining the workshop feel free to contact the House of Culture at 322-0517. The workshop will take place at the House of Culture this coming Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.