After a weekend spent in the breathtakingly beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, you would imagine that only a comedown could follow (pardon the pun).
But no – our return to Sneha was not a quiet one. We came back with a bang. At the end of the the usual morning assembly we were marched out in front of the whole school to perform a few musical numbers we had been working on. The songs of choice were This Little Light of Mine, I love Jesus and Our God is a Great Big God. I didn’t hear anyone suggest that we may have a shot at India’s got talent but our enthusiasm could not be faulted. We had a great time and the kids all gave us a hand in belting out the catchy tunes. We are made feel more at home each day. Myself, along with Lauren and Claire rounded off our rainforest topic with a lovely arts and crafts lesson, during which the kids crafted rainsticks from empty bottles and little pellets. As a class we did our best to recreate the sounds of the jungle, from pitter–pattering drizzle falling upon the jungle canopy, to the thunderous eruptions in the tropical sky. The kids had a blast and were keen to take their rain sticks home and undoubtedly drive their parents towards insanity.
Ross, Connie and Lisa’s class delved into the animal kingdom through the study food chains, in a quest to find out who is eating who! On learning that humans were top of the food chain the class was split – some showed reluctance at the idea of becoming the new crocodile Dundee, where as the more courageous faction in the class room were in touch with their inner Tarzan. Ruairi, Annie and Rebekah’s class had a more reserved tone as they carried out a mathematics lesson, introducing the kids to compromise bar charts. Although the kids were unfamiliar with them at first, Ruairi assures me they quickly got to grips with them and produced some excellent work. With only a few days left in Sneha, every member of the team is keen to make the most of the time we have left, for themselves and the kids!
EmmetPosted in Student Team 2017
on Thursday 13 July 2017