Thursday, July 03, 2008

Imagination

This little boy who comes to junior club, had probably seen too much of the down side of life and he hasn't even had a decade of it. I have often wondered if his imagination was somewhere he disappeared to for safety. Whatever the reason he has prompted some of the more unusual activities at our club for 5 to 9 year olds, below are just a few:

  • A police investigation into the abduction of Nellie the elephant
  • The subsequent court case re. Nellie the elephant's abduction
  • The foundation of a weekly French club with French bingo, French snap,French role play parties, French computer games and designing of posters to teach French
  • A sales consultancy for self published books in a self published catalogue
  • Mobile phones made of paper, with intricate designs and with special flip open features
  • A literal reading of a religious easter poster with a cute rabbit saying that the bunny is cute but can't save u which prompted a discussion on whether other rabbits can save you - like dogs can ie St Bernard or sniffer dogs or a blind dog!
  • An encyclopedial exploration of the habitat, abilities and diet of a frog and the provision of said habitat made of paper including, water, lily pads, lily, garden, flower and fence round the pool and three spiders as part of said diet...all for a plastic frog bought for £1.99 at Woolworths.

You see things; and you say, 'Why?'

But I dream things that never were;

and I say, 'Why not?'

George Bernard Shaw

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1 Comments:

At 6/4/10 7:57 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a beautiful post! I can't believe no one has commented on this before!

 

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