300 children met on campus, cavorted around
Izmir University of Economics (IUE) brought together 300 children studying in primary school and kindergartens at the 'Children's Festival' organized on its campus, giving them an unforgettable day where they enjoyed themselves to their heart's content. Children, who enjoyed themselves with Latin and folk dance performances, concerts, playgrounds, art and fairy tale workshops, felt the enthusiasm of April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children's Day with students from IUE.
The Children's Festival, organized with the cooperation of IUE Children's University Research and Application Center, Vocational School of Health Services and Health, Culture and Sports Directorate, was held at 10.00 and 16.00 on Wednesday.
The festival held at IUE Ceremony Field started with the concert of the Children's Songs Choir (ECHOIR) and Group Turuncu. In the program that continued with the performances of the Folk Dance Club and Latin Dance Club formed by IUE students, the children sang their favorite songs and danced together. In addition to the parkour, the children who participated in the art, environment, science, fairy tale and improvisation workshops held by IUE students had the opportunity to develop themselves by gaining new knowledge.
CHILDREN GAVE US ENERGY TOO
Yasemin Özgün, Vice Director of IUE Children's University Research and Application Center, said that they are very happy to be with the children on campus. Stating that together with the children, they started to experience the joy of the holiday early on, Özgün said, “We had the pleasure of re-starting the Izmir University of Economics Children's Festival, which we took a break due to the pandemic, this year. Sharing the love, enthusiasm and happiness of children gave us energy as well. Students studying in IUE Child Development Program took a close interest in each of the children and entertained them by wearing different costumes. Concerts and dance performances increased the excitement even more. We did not understand how 6 hours passed during the festival. We offer best regards to all the children participating in our festival, and we celebrate the 23rd April National Sovereignty and Children's Day.”