Monday, November 23, 2009

What this says about us...



...is perhaps better not to know! I didn't ask what his teacher thought - but then again, she's given it a gold star, so perhaps she's a woman after my own heart...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Poetry Festival

We've spent a lot (too much!) time in the past few weekends taking the kids to some festivals - the USpeak Festival in Kingston, which had an emphasis on public speaking and the Mount Arts Festival, which emphasised poetry. Both of the kids were in groups which competed in the choral speaking sections. Olivia also did some solo stuff at the USpeak Festival, but I didn't video any of that. These clips are from this weekend - the Arts Festival at the Mount (a local school). Alex's class won first place in their section both times (they actually performed better than this during the adjudication, but this was the showcase in the evening and they were tired by then...). Olivia's group picked up bronze in both festivals - the kids weren't competing directly as they are in different age groups.



Alex's class did a piece called The Wedding Procession - this is the first half.




And here is the second half. He's the one who says "Here come the workmates."




Sky in the Pie by Roger McGough. Olivia is the tall one!