The Serpent Speaks

I recently began my second après-écoles group at Brasles. (My thoughts about my first one are here.)  I needed a story as inspiration for construction work with the children.  This is what I wrote, a fast and fantastical story wrapped around the lovely little poem by Edwin Morgan, “The Loch Ness Monster’s …

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hot air and vapour

In the preparation meeting for an installation of Les Petits Débrouillards in the Parc de la Libération, Valenton, I offered to try to make both a hot-air balloon and a Phut-Phut Boat.  I’d never made these, and had only a week in which to find the time to do it in…

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An after school workshop

In the Arrondissment of Château-Thierry, I was offered an after-school workshop. This is part of a new system being introduced across France of Wednesday morning classes in primary schools. Before this year, primary children in France had all of Wednesday off, but now they have three hours of classes on …

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