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Speak up kids – Salon du Chat gives kids a voice

In a world where children are told to be quiet and listen, Salon du Chat creates a place where children have their say. The first ever Salon du Chat for kids is happening in Limerick on Saturday 11th October in 69 O’Connell Street as part of the Buladh Bos Children’s Festival.

Aimed at children in 4th, 5th and 6th class Salon du Chat creates an informal and relaxed environment for children to chat with their peers about their ideas and opinions. The children will be welcomed into a cafe, seated in small groups of 3 – 4 and given a cookie, a drink (milk or juice) and a menu. From the menu they will choose as a group what they want to talk about. Then with the help of a young facilitator they will spend the next 30 – 40 minutes, chatting and listening to each other.

The menu has been specially tailored to suit the taste of the young audience, with input from teachers, children and parents. Examples of topics featuring on the menu are ‘How do you fake cry?’, ‘Making and breaking the rules’ and ‘What I would buy with a €1000’.

Salon du Chat for kids is presented as part of the Buladh Bos Children’s Festival and is supported by Limerick City of Culture 2014.

Salon du Chat for kids takes place from 12pm – 1pm on Saturday 11th October in 69 O’Connell Street (formerly The Belltable). The cost is €3 per child (includes a drink and a cookie). Tickets can be booked by calling 061 774774 or online http://limetreetheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873521365/events

For further information contact Roisin on 086 3887402 or visit www.salonduchat.ie

Read more about Salon du Chat here.

 

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