The objective is to know how to make a real jewel and to be able to repair those that are broken. The creation of jewellery allows children to acquire dexterity, to stimulate their imagination and creativity, to develop their imagination and to show patience and meticulousness.
At the beginning of the year, students discover all the tools and materials needed to create jewellery. For example, they must use different pliers, types of wire and beads, depending on the piece of jewellery to be made. Each week the children make new jewellery from a model made by the teacher, which they can take home to show or give as a gift. The children’s ability to concentrate is improved during the creative process.
The objectives during the second semester are more ambitious, the children prepare pieces that will be exhibited and presented during the Performing Arts Day.
In the second half of the year, the jewellery produced is more sophisticated and complex. At the end of the school year, the apprentice jewellers are able to make a necklace in its entirety, i.e. from the choice of materials to the fitting of the clasp.