la trousse a trucs by Sarah Pernet, translated by Tanya Mayne

Trousse à trucs (Box of tricks) 

Trousse à Trucs is a non-profit organization that seeks to discover and develop creativity in children.

Created in January 2016, it has met with great success, both in the canton of Vaud and Geneva.

The idea behind this organisation is two-fold:

One of its focuses is to offer 'entertainment' whether for birthdays or for other special occasions.

An animator will come to your home and offer a variety of activities such as making cupcakes, fimo clay modelling, storytelling or improvisation acting.

The second focus is 'theatrical improvisation' courses.

The same animator, trained at the Geneva Theatrical Academy, will introduce your children to the world of acting and in particular the less well-known world of improvisation.

These courses allow children to gain self-confidence and shed their inhibitions. Classes take place at the Ecole Saint-Jean and there are two age categories - workshops for children aged 7 to 12 and for children aged 13 to 17 years.

The advantage of Trousse à Trucs' activities is that it's not just about having fun, there is also a therapeutic aspect.

In fact, the animator has a background in social work, and has worked with people with disabilities. When she started the improvisation workshops, she realised she could make a real difference to the lives of many children. It's what motivated her to set up the organisation, to focus on making a difference to children's personal development.

What is so beneficial is that a child can really explore their imagination and creativity during the entertainment events and workshops.

Now that you know what it's all about, you must surely ask yourself where the unusual name comes from?

In fact, the so-called Box of Tricks actually exists! The animator always brings this box with her and reveals the little secrets it contains, to the delight of the children!

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