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iKids at Work for Labor Day at The District North Point

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iKids at Work in Celebration of Labor Day

The District North Point in Talisay City, Negros Occidental is known to hold worthwhile activities for kids. All of these are very beneficial for us homeschooling families in Bacolod. Now, they held iKids at Work. in cooperation with the iKids Academy of Talisay.

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Dindin and Shane during the closing ceremonies of iKids at Work at The District North Point with TDNP Marketing Manager Mikel Claur and Ms. Mona of iKids Academy.

For May 1, 2018, in line with the national celebration of Labor Day, The District North Point held iKids at Work. It’s a Kiddie Internship event at at the mall in honor of the hard working staff and crew that runs the entire operations.

Objective of iKids at Work

TDNP Marketing Manager Mikel Claur said that the Labor Day activity aims to let the kids be aware of the different aspects of running the mall, aside from just the building they see.

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The mall manager’s tour started at the Concierge.

Also, since the kids were allowed to work for a short while at fashion outlets, Bench and Cotton On, it gave them a glimpse of how hard it is the staff work. It gave them a better understanding and appreciation for the work of the staff.

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Orientation time for iKids at Work at The District North Point.

What Happened at iKids at Work

The participants of iKids at Work were already pre-registered. So at the registration, they were given intern IDs and assigned to a particular retail store. While waiting, they were allowed to play in the play corner set up provided by iKids Academy.

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Din reads while waiting for the program to start.
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Siobe plays with the toys in the play corner set up by iKids Academy.

The event started with an orientation, which was followed by a mall tour. It gave the children a glimpse of the different parts of the mall as well as the different aspects of operating the mall on a daily basis. What was constantly reminded to the children was that, the management and staff of the mall are always aiming that their mallgoers and staff are “Safe and Secure”.

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Outside the air conditioned area, the kids first stopped by the Corte.
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Mr. Claur shows the kids where the generator is. He explained to the kids what it is for.
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The kids were then showed the building that houses iQor. One of the kids exclaimed, “That looks like a hotel!”

And to reinstate that mall motto, a security officer and a marshall went around with the kids during the tour, aside from the lady guides that they provided. The kids were also brought to the areas that that keep the fire extinguishers and first aid stuff.

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A security personnel and safety marshall went around with the kids inside the mall.

After the mall tour, the kids had their internship in retail. I let the kids be assigned in the two different stores but in the end, Shane decided to stick with Dindin so they both went to Bench. Dindin and Shane both folded clothes and arranged displays at Bench. That was a nice physical activity going from rack to rack, with Siobe sprinting to get her tasks done. haha

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Din folds clothes at Bench.
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Siobe was pretty serious with her job as merchandiser at Bench. I could not count how many shirts she folded in their short time there.

Closing Ceremonies

This is a nice and simple activity for the kids that hopefully increased their level of awareness and also their respect among the workers and the mall operations.  There are different kinds of learners and learning methods. This was a nice and practical exposure trip for the kids that they can carry on through life.

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A stint at the supermarket.

After the activity, they had a closing ceremony where they were given certificates of completion and some goodies.

If you want your child to experience such, watch out for the next announcement for iKids at Work at the mall. Follow their Facebook page for announcements: The District North Point

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Guidelines at the playground explained to the kids.

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