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  • International Futures Forum - Kitbag Festival

    Created: 20/03/2024
    News/Events Category: Community Events
    This item will show under the following categories: Children and Families   Health and Social Care  

    When: 3.30-5.30, Thursday 18 April 2024
    Where: Dunfermline High School, Jennie Rennie, Dunfermline , KY11 3BQ
    This event is being organised by International Futures Forum

    It is too late to book a place for this particular session, sorry about that.

    International Futures Forum is hosting a Kitbag Festival for all those who work in Fife and are interested in learning more about how Kitbag can be used in education, social work and the third sector. 

    What is Kitbag? 

    Kitbag is a multi-sensory resource that helps children and young people discover ways to talk about their feelings and share their thoughts in a safe place. It works well in pairs and small groups with or without adult supervision depending on the situation. Kitbag helps school and social work staff, youth workers, parents, kinship and foster carers to reach out, listen and understand what children and young people are feeling. It creates a simple way to check in with them.

    Over time, Kitbag can help them grow empathy for others. It provides a natural way to deepen relationships, grow trust and form friendships.

    What's inside a Kitbag?

    Kitbag comes in a colourful, soft cotton fabric wrap, bound with a ribbon. A Kitbag session starts when this is unfurled and a flap lifted to reveal a set of pockets where the resources are secured.

    The process of unfurling and revealing the contents represents the creation of a safe space for sharing thoughts and feelings.

    At the end of the session the space is kept separate from everyday conversations by replacing all the resources back into their pockets and furling up the wrap.

    The Festival 

    At the festival there will be tabletop sessions with local primary and secondary schools and local charities alongside demonstrations of both the digital and cloth Kitbags. 

    Contact: Pamela Henderson
    E-mail: [email protected]
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