Verita School offers quality after-school workshops expanding learning opportunities that support developmentally appropriate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional outcomes. These programs designed with a balanced structure of academic support, arts and cultural enrichment, recreation, and nutrition. All our afterschool programs run directly after school at 4:00 pm and end approximately at 5:00 pm.
SwimmingSwimming is a life skill that children should learn early on. This kind of after-school workshops teach them to swim long distances, different strokes and even lifesaving skills. Through swimming the children will improve their physical condition as it works every muscle group in their bodies without putting stress on bones or joints. For children, it is a great way to burn off energy and the swimming pool is a safe place where they are supervised by instructors and life guards.
Swimming is an important life skill and it is beneficial for children to learn it at an early age. It is, also, developing competitiveness in them as the children strive to achieve more and to compete against their peers.
The classes take place at Pescariu Sports & Spa where the children benefit from professional trainers with a lot of experience in teaching children.
The French classes create a positive foreign language experience through physical, visual and oral activities. They involve games, songs, drawings and coloring. Combining the verbal and kinesthetic together is very effective in the language learning process. Children tend to remember the words and melody of a song especially if hand and body motions are included in the learning process. Meaning is conveyed without translation. This engages children kinesthetically bringing the language into their bodies. Music and song also help to reinforce pronunciation and accents of the foreign language as well as vocabulary and expression.
The classes are taught by a teacher accredited by the French Institute in Bucharest.
The children are encouraged to explore space and enjoy dancing, while developing coordination, musicality, rhythm and concentration.
In Yoga classes the children are encouraged to have fun and relax while they develop their motor skills (coordination, strength, flexibility and balance), as well as their power to concentrate, to become aware of their bodies and more confident. These classes bring a balance between discipline and spontaneity so that the children learn to listen, while also expressing free and creatively. Beyond the extraordinary physical and mental benefits, an important aspect during the classes is the honor and respect for themselves as well as for other.
Dana Marin is a certified Yoga teacher for children and families, recognized by the international organization Yoga Alliance. She trained in Rainbow Kids Yoga in France where she learnt specific techniques for children, age adapted postures, breathing techniques for children as well as other elements.
Verita International School offers tennis classes for beginners at the . In the beginning, the children will have a chance to learn the basic strokes, scoring and rules of tennis. After a while, they will have the chance to improve their strokes and learn their variety, develop and approach shots, etc.
By learning and playing soccer, the children learn coordination, team work and sharing, to “think on the run” as well as concentration, persistence and self-discipline.
Wow Lab Workshops
New scientific fields are approached with different methods and various instruments such as mind mapping, using all the senses, multimedia, role plays, experiments, debates based on different materials, phenomena and enigma. The children’s imagination and creativity is fully enhanced. The workshops consist of scientific experiments or practical applications, both individual and group ones, using specific objects and materials. They are structured based on the 5 scientific areas: physics and chemistry, biology, astronomy, fun mathematics and logics, and are adapted for the following age groups: 5 – 7 years old and 8 – 10 years old.
Personal Development through art, drama, music and dance therapy
The main work method is the play, using however specific techniques from art therapy, drama therapy (improvisation, creating and telling stories, role play with the help of various instruments such as puppets, masks, etc.), music therapy (music becomes a therapeutic instrument), dance and movement therapy, but also general group techniques.
Emotionally, the child will be able to understand and express emotions, will experiment empathy, will learn about the importance of the mind – body connection, will develop emotional control. Mentally, he will benefit from stimulating his imagination, creativity, spontaneity, will learn to find solutions to the new problems he is facing, or approach differently the old ones.
It is both an individual and a team sports, thus allowing the children to interact in both circumstances, become responsible and pay attention to colleagues and adversaries. It has been scientifically proven that fencing helps children develop their attention and focus.
Squash it sandwich – Healthy cooking
The children can opt for private piano lessons which offers them an exciting introduction to keyboard / piano playing. Sessions include ear training, solfege singing, note reading, composing, and solo playing.
Advanced lessons are also available where students will continue to develop their performance skills through the study of various repertoire styles, technical studies. Ear training is extended to include dictation, recognition of tonal centers and chord progressions.
Students’ communication skills improve, as the class focuses on movement based dialogues. Children become more socially active.
The classes are upbeat and high – energy classes and they are very useful in the balanced physical development of children. Students will learn to memorize choreography methodically by improving not only their physical conditions but also their memories.
The lessons emphasize creative expression and individual attention. We encourage dancers to learn at their own pace and we seek to always provide a happy, fun and positive learning environment.
One of the key goals is to nurture the young child’s love of music and movement, while also enhancing their self-esteem.
Jiu – Jitsu
Jiu – Jitsu helps them increase their self-esteem and self – discipline, while learning to respect not only themselves but also other people.
Children are, also, learning a healthy life style by staying active, as the classes provide a fun and demanding cardiovascular workout for your child and they will love doing it.
Last but not least, children will learn real self – defense, how to protect themselves without ever having to punch or kick another child.
Spontaneity and Imagination
The “problematic situations” will arise naturally in the stories that they are inventing and that we facilitate. The lessons they learn in these contexts will help them understand that they can choose to react in many ways regarding to a real situation, while having more courage, empathy for the others and focus on that moment.
EngineeringWe are living in a world that is more and more hidden from our eyes.
Everything around us is sealed in a case with buttons and just works. Starting from the belief that knowledge is power, at the Screw and Tommy Workshop, children learn how regular things from day-to-day life are built, what they are made of and how the law of physics apply to better understand the world around them. We will unscrew all sorts of things, from clocks to counters, radios etc. and explore how they work and how they were invented and discover that, through knowledge and curiosity, we have the power over the things around us.
We go from being just simple users to becoming explorers. As we manage to disassemble and study these seemingly closed objects, they become more explicit, tangible, comprehensible and friendly.
Then, perhaps, we can come up with valuable ideas and become creators ourselves.