Sunday, July 31, 2011

Danny Boyle & Me

So I just watched Captain America with Danny Boyle (Director of films including Trainspotting, The Beach, Slum Dog Millionare)
Okay when I say 'with Danny Boyle' - he didn't know I existed - but we were, both, in Screen 3, at West India Quay Cineworld, at the same time, watching Captain America. 
Guardian Article on Boyle when Slum Dog came out (great film - was even better after visiting Mumbai)

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Monday 1st August to 25th

I do plan on writing up the rest of Summer Club - this weekend I only got the first week done (Day - 1 2 3 4 5)

There are two and a half weeks more - I may have to summarise.

So until I do get around to a proper update, the rest of Summer Club included the following:

  • More Ready Steady Cook
  • Glass Painting
  • More games indoor and out
  • More Climbing & Kayaking
  • Theatre - Around the World in 80 days
  • Art Gallery Tour of Photographs & Ceramics
  • Club Sleepover, Food & Movie
  • Campcraft ie. cooking on camping stove & tent pitching
  • Camping @ Debden House
  • Bicycle building & riding
  • Hainault Country Park trip with Orienteering & Low Ropes
Amongst other things - had new experiences, learned new skills, met new people, made new friends and built confidence & self esteem 
And its not over yet - on the Thursday the 25th we go to see 39 Steps at the Theatre... 


Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Friday 29th July

 (see finished butterflies here)

Playing games like pool, table tennis, four in a row, Moshi Top Trumps 
and playground games like Duck Duck Goose

 Designed and Painted Ceramic Mugs

Just Dance Tournament - won by Kali!!!!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Thursday 28th July

We got our buoyancy aids, paddles and kayaks headed for the canal... On land Dean showed us how to hold and use the paddle and we practised how to use the paddle to move forward and back and to change direction... We got on the canal (probably the hardest bit apart from getting out of the boats again and then we paddled around, tried to avoid the bushes, fishermen and canal boats and when we needed a break had some rest stops where we rafted up and chilled out. For some it was their first time paddling and for others they had been last year and felt more confident this time... but all had a great time and looked forward to doing it again.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Wednesday 27th July


Finishing Designing & Fabric Painting Socks

Making & Eating Wraps

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Tuesday 26th July


Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Club 2011 - Monday 25th July

The first day of club included registering new people, deciding together on the ground rules and doing all the usual club actities... as well as....under the watchful eyes of Tara & Josh...


Two teams chose envelopes to for the main course or dessert. The teams had £5 each and had to plan the meal, go out and buy it and then cook it. Below were the results.

...made by Milanda & Kali 

 ...made by Lauren & Nicole

 We also designed templates for fabric painting socks...butterflies were very popular...

And we chatted, made new friends, played games, danced, played pool, laughed, ate, did the wash up and talked about the rest of the week.

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