In this week’s edition (Part I) I learn to ask for people’s names when requesting things on the phone, how organised sports can quite quickly become disorganised, that 10-year-olds are not as quick at arts and crafts as I am (who knew?) and how to say the days of the week in Tamil.
Second theatre workshop with the wonderful youngsters at Kakkaiyankulam. Esh joined me in this week’s edition, and we took in the sights and deilghts of Vavuniya on a Sunday (we soon learned this is the quietest day of the week!). I know the children will be bitterly disappointed not to see her next Monday, though.
Exercise 1 consisted, quite simply, of asking children to relate an incident they felt happy/angry/sad/afraid/lonely/disappointed/etc. Here is a small sampling of their responses, the good, the bad, and the just…
Despite tussles with the PTF, as well as inevitable bureaucracy and procrastination, this project is finally getting off the ground! Pretty much a perfect pilot workshop, with the nicest 9-11 year old children I could ask for.