Thursday, 30 April 2009

Leicester wk 2

When we first arrived at the school we were really excited about being back. We decided this time we were going to look at forms of communication, the way people communicate.
We talked about all the sense's and how they are used to communicate, from verbal communication to non verbal. We spoke about how what we wear says something to others as well as our body language. I tried to pick someone out in the class who didn't look interested and mirror them and ask the class what they thought my body was communicating, everyone in the room soon changed there posture and attitude.
We did a warm up game that me and Kat did last year in T.I.E where we each wrote down 3 statements about our self and then asked the class to put which ones they thought went with each person, i don't think they got one right more than once! Then we said how its easy to judge people at face value but that actually, 9 times out of 10 could be wrong. Then we said that we hadn't come in to judge them however if they gave us a reason to think other than good thoughts that was on there own shoulders as we would only be judging them on there commitment to the work.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Right I've just got back from Brazil, for those of you who know me you probably know i lived there for a while working in a school in a favella (slum) Anyway i went on holiday with my parents for two weeks there over the summer and went back and visited the school i had worked at.

This is the story of Georgino.
Georgino was 16 when i met him working at the school as a helper, his father had been shot and his mother had died of AIDS two years before, he was living with his elderly Grandmother and his older brother, His brother was/is a drug addict and would constantly beat Georgino up for money.
Georgi was such a hard worker and got on so well with the kids and us, when i returned last week i asked Mearo the leader of the school what had happened to him, He said that Georgino had gone and got and education and worked his way up over the last few years at a local radio station and now was earning a very very good wage!

I'm telling you this because I'm wondering for someone brought up in such a hard community where everyday was a struggle or physical and emotional stress, how come he is such a lovely person and has gone on to do so well.

I think that this puts into perspective any ones issues or problems!
I just wanted to share that with you all xxxx