After a long awaited nights rest, we still struggled to get out of bed despite the later rise. At quarter to eight, though still sleepy, we managed to board the bus and our tiredness was soon overcome by excitement for the day ahead. The bus took us on a rollercoaster ride to the town of Nallajeera, seeing more and more monkeys as we passed. We were greeted by a group of smiley eager faces, but unfortuanatly we didn't get to spend much time with them because food was ready. Although accompanied by a small but annoying flock of flies, we managed to succefully finish a suprisingly nice breakfast of savoury doughnut and chai.
The lesson for today was fashion design, the joy on the kids faces as Super Leswell stood dressed up in full costume, cape and all, was a good sign for the lesson ahead. The kids then created their own masterpieces, all we could do was stand and smile, this was something we are going to remember for a long time.
The hilarity of the 'Hanna and Mikey show' certainally had everyone in fits of laughter and as proven by Alice today its easier to play Mikey darts blindfolded. Voices were lost (nancy's especiallly) and ear drums were burst as school children chanted their team names. TEAM HULK SMASH. (the best team ever).
The activities started bringing the usal mayhem and chaos that since yesterday we have come to expect, however the kids enthuiasm made it all worth while. The activities ranged from cricket to origami, and all were a great success. In origami we made butterflies, fortune tellers and paper areoplanes.The planes were most successful as they loved shooting them through the air and we were surprised that none of the kids had heard of the simple planes. We also played cricket with the boys and they are AMAZING they hit the ball miles! They loved it and we also loved it despite them being so much better than we were.
Afte a second dose of the 'Hanna and Mikey show' we had free play, fantasic opportunity to talk and play with the kids, and get to know the them better.
We then went upstairs where we talked about our new experiences and how we felt about them. Seems like most of us have managed to learn at least one students name.
Our day ended on a very eventful bus ride, due to an accident. One of the buses taking the kids home crashed ( no-one was hurt,luckily ) and as a result we got the chance to ride home with the 30 children who should have been riding on that bus. So there was about sixty people trying to fit in a bus that holds about forty, it was a tight squeeze, but fun, and only lasted until we got to their village and dropped them off.
Today was an eventful day, half way through the week and are still growing strong strong.
-Abi, Nancy and Tom
P.S We all love Mrs.Glover's insperational comments
Listen up Penfolds, soph wants you to start writing
Zach misses you Suthies ( but Sam especially )
Love to Dom an Anna from mummy
Sarah Birchley have you recorded all Chloe's programs
Nancy is missing the family, make sure you guys write somethingAbz is missing you downham's love you all