And fun it certainly was! I had 21 children there in all. Apparently, after 20 registrations had been made, someone wanted to join. The child was told that there were no seats left, but she could try her luck, show up at the workshop and see if anyone backed out.
The child diligently showed up early. No one backed out, but how could I tell her to go home? I told her to join in!
We read, we acted, we played. I recited Television by Roald Dahl.
I made them recite several poems. One of them was exceptionally good.
I made them go get to know one another, asking one another questions about books, what the others like, what they dislike, evertything. How enthusiastic all of them were!
At the end, they filled a feedback slip for me.
18 children chose ‘good’ from the three options given to them (Good, Average, Bad).
One child asked what ‘average’ meant and then happily ticked average.
One child was not sure, so cheerfully ticked both ‘good’ and ‘average’.
At the end, as usual, there was a little space for suggestions. My favourite suggestion was: I loved it and will attend all five setions.