'Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.' (Scott Adams)
Each of them made a 'mistake' on a piece of paper (a tear, a rip, a scribble, a scrunch up piece of paper, a hole) and then passed it onto the person next to them. They then had to look at the paper, use their imagination and incorporate it into something creative. We had some wonderfully creations: a sushi board and knif, a sheep in a field, a seascape, a T-Rex, a treasure map. We thought about learning to embrace mistakes as opportunities to get creative and make something beautiful.
In the gallery two groups were formed and the children had a go at designing their own games which were allowed to have 5 rules. They came up with Sammy Tag and Pigs and Wolves. After explaining the games to each other they then played them and reflected on them, thinking about what worked well, what didn't work so well and what could they do differently to make it work better (find a solution).
Beth shared her research on Christmas - when was the first Christmas. She directed a nativity animation and shared it with the group about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
Thank you Rick who came and facilitated a session on sustainability and the children created a plan of a city that they felt took care of the environment and each other.