Galeries Lafayette's eco-friendly summer programme is teaching kids about sustainability

In partnership with Oman's Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort, they aim to teach planet-saving tips to the new generation
Galeries Lafayette's eco-friendly summer programme is teaching kids about sustainability

Summer holidays are upon us, and for the parents out there, we know this isn’t always the relaxing time you’d hoped for. Searching for activities to keep your children busy and out of the hot summer sun can be a struggle - until now.

Children can participate in various arts and crafts activities

Galeries Lafayette at The Dubai Mall has teamed up with Six Senses Zighy Bay Resort to bring you the ‘Little Green Fingers’ summer workshops, where your little ones can learn about sustainability, nature, and recycling through a variety of fun activities - after all, they’re the generation that we’re leaving our troubled Earth to.

The farm at Zighy Bay, Oman

Hosted in Galeries Lafayette at The Dubai Mall, Children aged five to eleven years old can participate in a range of fun-yet-educational activities led by the Six Senses team, including growing (and learning about) their own plant, learning how to recycle, arts and crafts (including soap making, which is handy if you’re looking for a relative’s birthday present) and kids yoga and pilates.

Children will learn about upcycling and resusable materials

During the last session they’ll be able to marvel at their masterpieces and check how their plant has grown – hopefully they can keep one alive better than we can. And don’t worry mums, Galeries Lafayette has you covered too – you can enjoy a private shopping experience while the kids learn and play.

Some of the resort's most attractive guests

Six Senses Zighy Bay is a breath-taking resort inspired by an indigenous village, and sits on the northern Musandam Peninsula in Oman (any Dubai kids out there will have fond school-trip memories of Musandam). Sustainability and environmental awareness are at the core of the resort’s values, and they aim to use these workshops as an opportunity to create a more sustainable and environmentally-aware generation.

The Bee Farm in the Organic Garden at Zighy Bay

Check out the workshop schedule below:

Workshop Schedule:

July 1st: Introduction (Free session)
July 3rd: Planting – seed reclamation, soil preparation and plant care.
July 8th: Soap melting and carving (a supervising adult must be present with the child during this session).
July 10th: Wellness camp – Yoga, Pilates
July 15th: Cold soap processing for kids and mummies.
July 22nd: Paper making.
July 24th: Paper arts and crafts.
July 29th: Waste and plastic upcycling.
July 31st: Environment conservation.
August 5th: Assorted crafts – Kite making, salt dough art, leaf painting and more
August 7th: Recap – Artwork and plant showcasing

  • For more information about the programme, or to sign up, click here

Photos: Supplied