The day began with a meeting of all staff in the theatre where Miss Gillie and Mr Gavin told us all what we would be doing. We were split into groups of ten and told each group would be given one hour to plan a series of community activities that we would then have to use with a community partner. Our group was given the theme ‘rhythm and books’ and we were to go to the local Chuyen Biet Rang Dong school to action the planned activities.
So we gathered together as a group and hurriedly came up with a few different activities around the idea of using movement, actions and instruments when reading books to help with the understanding.
Once planned we hopped on the bus and were taken to CBRD school where we were greeted by many beaming smiles and excited faces on the children we were going to be working with.
Once we had the children in groups we began the activities and it was clear to see that the children were really enjoying themselves and seemed to love the exciting way of reading through books that they were being introduced to. However, it was very hard to tell who enjoyed it more - the children or the teachers! I think that we all learned a few things about teaching and learning today and all of us will be looking to help out with the community work in the future.