The Value of Beauty as an Enriching Terrain
Beauty has an intrinsic value essential to human development. The unique philosophy of the Dragon’s Den is that children will thrive and develop as integrated human beings and community members if they experience beauty as an ordinary part of life.
The integration of aesthetic appreciation with physical, emotional, and social development activities will become part of the child’s identity and imagination. As David McCullough in “Brave Companions” notes, “If character is destiny, so too, is terrain.”
The architectural grandeur of St. Mary Magdalene is a unique enrichment for all children, but especially for local children with limited means and geographical limitations.
The Dragon’s Den aims to advance children’s (K-12) wellness by holistically expanding personal boundaries, and promoting inclusion, understanding, cooperation, and communication among children with various capacities and backgrounds.
The Dragon’s Den wants to implement the program “Each Kid is Amazing!”. Our future plans include dedicating specific times to the use of the facility for children who have specific challenges: psychological, behavioral, and physical. This will allow these children to experience the joy and thrill of the Dragon’s Den’s activities in a comfortable environment adapted especially for them.
The Dragon’s Den’s philosophy, built on our respect and understanding of children of all abilities, allows us to strive to create an environment conducive to promoting dignity, independence, and appreciation of all those who participate in our programs.