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Children’s Social Skills Workshop

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Children are the leaders of tomorrow. Present them with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any social situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. Our lessons aim to instill social consideration and mutual respect as we believe that when children are taught these basic social skills in their early years, they tend to become more socially responsible as they grow up. To survive the rising social pressure, children must be trained in a way to feel confident and comfortable around people and to find their place in the world.

Topics Include:
The Importance of Greeting Others
Rules of Introduction
The Handshake, Eye Contact & the Power of a Smile
Sportsmanship Etiquette
Hygiene and Appearance
Self-Respect and Respect for others
Behaving Appropriately at Other People’s Homes
Making Appropriate Conversation
Proper Telephone Etiquette
Gift Receiving Etiquette
Writing Thank You Notes and & Other Modern Manners


For more info, please see: newenglandschoolofprotocol.com

COVID Safety
Class will be limited to 10 participants. All participants will be spaced 6' apart. Masks are required. Hand sanitizer will be available and must be used upon entering the gym. Details on collection of health data will be sent prior to the start of the class. 

If state guidelines change prior to class, this class can be moved to an online format. 

A little bit about the instructor, Nikki Sawhney
Nikki Sawhney is the Director and Founder of the New England School of Protocol and provides lessons and workshops in modern manners and dining skills for children from grades 1-12 as well as dining etiquette for adults. She is a certified etiquette consultant from the prestigious American School Of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia where she earned a certification in children’s etiquette. She has also trained under William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and a tutor for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in finance on Wall Street and in the retail industry.

General Information
Location: Center School Gym, 11 Ash Street, Hopkinton
Session 1: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Grades: 2-7
Cost: $60.00

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at anytime prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at anytime with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

5/4/20 Update
If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

If a customer has registered for a program and elects not to attend a program due to safety concerns regarding COVID 19, they will be offered the option of a program credit, or a full refund if requested prior to 2 weeks before the program's start date. This policy will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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