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On Saturday 6th October, IAFT opened it’s doors to children from all across Hong Kong for our Global Day of Play Cardboard Challenge that we were hosting together with Start Curious, in aid of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. The day was a huge success, and we raised $4200 for this wonderful charity, supporting them in their work with underprivileged children across Hong Kong.

The aim of the Imagination Foundation, and the reason why we were so keen to support this charity, and hold this event is to nurture the natural creativity and curiosity that children have. This could not have been more apparent on the day, where I was helping out in the craft room that we had set up (a space where the children could create their very own games) and was repeatedly surprised by the originality and limitless creativity of the children. I saw a little boy create a ‘tv monster’ out of a piece of cardboard and some metallic foil, an epic adventure game that involved witches and invisibility sections and several extremely sparkly cardboard shapes that somehow made up a princess game.

I was in awe of the children’s ability to imagine and create, they weren’t daunted when presented with the challenge of creating a game, and they didn’t view things going wrong as mistakes, but rather as accidental creations. They weren’t discouraged because the adults around them didn’t understand what it was they were creating, but were very eager to explain their vision. I remember taking that approach as a child – there were no limits back then, but at some point along the journey to adulthood it seems my mind has become, to a certain extent, bound by preconceived limitations. The children were an inspiration, reminding me to push the boundaries, and to consider that those people who criticise, might just require an explanation. But I suppose the main thing that I took away, was the idea that truly great creations are sometimes the product of play.

 

– Katie Riley, IAFT Staff

On Saturday 6th October, IAFT opened it’s doors to children from all across Hong Kong for our Global Day of Play Cardboard Challenge that we were hosting together with Start Curious, in aid of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. The day was a huge success, and we raised $4200 for this wonderful charity, supporting them in their work with underprivileged children across Hong Kong.

The aim of the Imagination Foundation, and the reason why we were so keen to support this charity, and hold this event is to nurture the natural creativity and curiosity that children have. This could not have been more apparent on the day, where I was helping out in the craft room that we had set up (a space where the children could create their very own games) and was repeatedly surprised by the originality and limitless creativity of the children. I saw a little boy create a ‘tv monster’ out of a piece of cardboard and some metallic foil, an epic adventure game that involved witches and invisibility sections and several extremely sparkly cardboard shapes that somehow made up a princess game.

I was in awe of the children’s ability to imagine and create, they weren’t daunted when presented with the challenge of creating a game, and they didn’t view things going wrong as mistakes, but rather as accidental creations. They weren’t discouraged because the adults around them didn’t understand what it was they were creating, but were very eager to explain their vision. I remember taking that approach as a child – there were no limits back then, but at some point along the journey to adulthood it seems my mind has become, to a certain extent, bound by preconceived limitations. The children were an inspiration, reminding me to push the boundaries, and to consider that those people who criticise, might just require an explanation. But I suppose the main thing that I took away, was the idea that truly great creations are sometimes the product of play.

– Katie Riley, IAFT Staff

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IAFT Cebu

IAFT Cebu, Philippines is a film school that delivers an educational experience that reflects Hollywood roots and traditions. Founded in 2004, IAFT Cebu offers Certificate and Diploma programs in film , acting and 3D animation. Located in: One Hollywood Blvd
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