Sunday, 30 September 2012

Wee Gamers donate Rory's Story Cubes for Favourite Family Moment poster competition

National Parents’ Week is 22nd-28th October and to mark the occasion Employers for Childcare are holding a poster competition asking all primary school children in Northern Ireland to draw a picture of their favourite family moment.  Employers for Childcare are inviting all schools and individual children to participate.  All entries will be displayed in the Odyssey Pavilion, Belfast from 22nd - 28th October.

There are two categories and it is up to the individual school to decide who they would like to participate in the competition.

Category 1 Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7) Category 2 Key Stage 2 (ages 8-11) Wee Gamers are delighted and proud to be associated with this competition by sponsoring one of the many excellent prizes.  Namely the genius and multi award winning Rory’s Story Cubes

You can download the Favourite Family Moment poster competition from Wee Gamers too.

Let Employers for Childcare know if you are participating on 0800 028 6538. Entries for the competition must be received by Monday 15th October.  Send the completed entry to Employers For Childcare Charitable Group, Unit 11 Blaris Industrial Estate, Altona Road, Lisburn BT27 5QB
As you can see Wee Gamers are extremely proud to be supporting children and their families as we believe a family that play games together have more fun together.

Wee Gamers contribution to the many prizes will be Rory's Story Cubes.  The Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. Simply toss all the dice, examine each of the nine face-up images and let them guide your imagination through a story that begins with “Once upon a time…”.

The nine dice, each with an image on six sides, hold a total of 54 images. This means that with every roll, there are over 10 million combinations for you to use as the inspiration for your story. The uses for Rory’s Story Cubes are boundless. Whether it’s in a classroom or business, the process of creating and telling your own story can provide untold understanding of our language, of the world we live in and of ourselves.

The secret is not to think too deeply. Simply ‘gulp’ in the images and start talking. The story will reveal itself through the cubes and in so doing, will unleash creativity, freedom of expression and frequently, an insight to how to solve a seemingly intractable personal or business problem.

The quality cubes are moulded for durability and feel really good to hold. The take-anywhere box (60mmx60mmx25mm) is durable and popular with teachers and other professionals as a portable tool.
As Rory puts it
Sometimes we all need help to tap into our imagination and our creativity. My personal journey to Rory’s Story Cubes encapsulates this. It is a story of insights, occasional vision, much frustration and ‘Ah Ha!’ moments. The result has been the development of a simple creativity tool, comprising nine small, embossed dice, which enable people everywhere have to access stories, ideas, creativity and insight they never realised they possessed

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