Saturday 28.2 at 11am at Arkadia: Rainbow Loom Workshop by Elena Santana

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a Rainbow Loom Workshop by Elena Santana on Saturday 28.2 at 11am at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Please write to Elena for reservations at <>


Warm regards,


Rainbow Loom—a plastic pegboard that comes with a hook, clips, and brightly coloured rubber bands—is the newest omnipresent Kid fad.

Thought for girls AND boys, the principles behind this new fashion include promoting fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, mathematics (patterns and shapes), following instructions, creativity, perseverance as well as social interaction. It is not a surprise that parents, psychologists and children love it! ?

Total amount of places: 10
Age of participants: over 7 years old
Contents included: One plastic pegboard + 2 bags of bands (400 bands) per participant
Price: 10 euros per participant
Duration of workshop: 90 minutes

Elena Santana Guevara was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1982. After attending a British school for 14 years, finishing her GCSE’s and A-levels she decided to postpone her English studies and pursue a degree in Translation and Interpretation Studies in Spain.

Having finished that, she started working for a prestigious advertising company in Helsinki, where she was in charge of the Spanish translation department. This adventure didn’t last too long, and soon Elena found herself turning to what had always been her other passion, i.e. working with children.

Not long after, Elena Santana Guevara completed the British qualifications Edexcel National Vocational Qualification Level 2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Awarded: April 2008) and continued to complete Edexcel National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Awarded: June 2009). These work-based qualifications were finished whilst working from 2007 to 2011, first, as teacher assistant and then, as teacher.

Since 2012 she is pursuing CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s services, a British management qualification specifically tailored for working with children and young people, recognized by the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. Last, but not least, since August 2013 she is also the ERASMUS/University students’ coordinator for all those university students who decide to do their work placement at the international daycare where she works in Helsinki. This provides her with the fantastic opportunity to not only teach children but to work with and mentor future teachers who will, in the years to come, teach children themselves, too.