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P&R program is teaching children valuable social skills

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, January 27, 2012

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Alexia (left) and Laney engage in a socializing exercise where they ask each other five questions to get to know each other. After rotating through three different students, they wrote down what they could remember about each person.

Katie Buck / Greer Parks & Recreation

Alexia (left) and Laney engage in a socializing exercise where they ask each other five questions to get to know each other. After rotating through three different students, they wrote down what they could remember about each person.



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Students in the etiquette workshop took notes and wrote them in worksheets regarding their social skills. The next class will instruct the children on table manners.

Katie Buck / Greer Parks & Recreation

Students in the etiquette workshop took notes and wrote them in worksheets regarding their social skills. The next class will instruct the children on table manners.

Children are learning social skills in etiquette and manners workshops conducted by the Greer City Parks & Recreation Department.

Children ages 9-12 learned etiquette and manners at a class Thursday with instructor Cathy Barnett demonstrating the basics of social skills.

The students practiced introducing themselves to each other and asking five questions to get to know each other. They rotated through three students and wrote down what they remembered about each conversation. The purpose of the exercise was to see how well they listened while engaged in conversation.

Barnett had the students practice proper introductions, emphasizing the importance of making eye contact and offering a firm handshake.

The classes are offered in two groups, ages 5-8 and 9-12. 

The next course is Table Manners and will be held for ages 5-8 on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Ages 9-12 will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The cost for the ages 5-8 is $25 and $35 for 9-12. A snack will be provided for both classes.

Call Katie Buck, P&R department supervisor, 416-6606 or [email protected]

 

 

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