To keep children creatively occupied during the summer vacations, the American Centre at New Marine Lines will host a three-month long children’s film festival from April 10.
The inaugural event, themed on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day coming up on April 22, will have interactive displays of various science experiments to help understand and solve the challenges facing the planet. This will be followed with a screening of the animated film Up, about a man, who has recently lost his wife, tying balloons to his home to fulfill their dream of travelling to South America.
“The activities will help children to experience and love the Earth, and they will also help inculcate a love for learning,” said Christine Dal Bello, the public diplomacy officer at the American Centre.
The festival, for children aged eight and above, will accommodate 85 children on a first come, first serve basis, without any fee. One movie screening will be held every Saturday from April to June.
“We want to expose children of a younger age to the resources of the American Centre and its library,” added Dal Bello.
For details, call the American Centre at 22624590 ext. 2204.