This morning we spent another lovely few hours with the Hastings children. We took the first of the blankets with us and they looked fantastic wrapped in them. We’ll take some more on Thursday and give some to Rig to give to families that he knows will need them. We did some work on reflective symmetry which was quite entertaining when they don’t speak English. It involved the two of us mirroring each other doing silly actions for quite a while….such a shame there are no photographs of that! Then the children completed some symmetrical pictures and coloured them and checked them with mirrors and then we gave them squared paper and lots of sticky shapes and gems for them to make their own. They worked at it for ages and were very pleased with what they made. Even the tiny one and the lady who lives where the school is (she’s the one in the pink scarf) joined in and some of the older children made extremely intricate patterns that were perfectly symmetrical.
We used a big dice with pockets to play some number games which was fun. We kept making the numbers bigger and Bishal, who is very good at maths, could go right up into the hundreds numbers.
After dinner this evening all the teachers we came with have sat together to put the final touches to the first day of training we are doing with the CRS teachers tomorrow. We think they are all amazing and we hope we can help them to do even more with their amazing children!