NCC, Celtic Cultural Alliance Team Up for Celtic Classic

September 25, 2012

The dragon base designed by Bill ChristineStudents in Northampton Community College's early childhood education (ECE) program will provide art and craft activities for children at the 25th annual Celtic Classic Highland Games held in Bethlehem on September 28-30. 

Employing the "Art as a Way of Learning" philosophy modeled in the College's child care centers, the education students have researched age-appropriate stories and art ideas with a Celtic theme that will be fun, creative, and provide a quality learning experience for children.  

Children who visit the Kids Tent at Celtic Classic will make crowns, design their own kilt plaid, and create a community dragon. The dragon base was designed by local artist Bill Christine, who frequently works with students at Northampton's child care centers as artist-in-residence. 

In addition to the art and craft activities, Celtic stories will be read to the children by Northampton students, Celtic Cultural Alliance education committee members, and other volunteers. 

The Kids Tent will be open from noon-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The tent is located near the Highland Field, closest to the Hill-to-Hill Bridge.  Activities in the Kids Tent are free and open to the public. 

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