Sunday, 17 February 2013

Tuesday 12th of February

Yet another unsuccessful day for Izzy as she  lost again to both me and Josh in the pool (in the daily DONKEY session!)

Now down to business...It was an early start (7:00) which for some of us was especially difficult. As we piled into the bus at nine o'clock we had no idea what was in store for us.

Elin and Mercedes did an interview for TV (SLBC) in which Elin was nearly sold for nine goats! Izzy, Jenny S, Jenny B, and Roo went to J.T Reffel where they taught a variety of activities. Jenny forgot the words to one of her nursery rhymes and had to get one of her students to teach her! Elsewhere, Izzy and Mr Meally were being made fools of on the football pitch.

The other group, comprising of me, Josh, Hattie, Rebecca and Annie headed off to Ballanta for what would be a memorable day. Rebecca lead a group ensemble which was especially difficult considering a drummer started to practise in her room half way through her lesson. Hattie clearly made a lasting impression on one of her students and Annie taught a flute player how to blow down the instrument, using a Michael McIntyre sketch! Me and Josh after teaching individually for an hour, decided to have some fun and team up and make a band. Before we knew it we had about 20 people rocking out to twelve bar blues. It was then that we were informed that they would like to teach us some music. They introduced us to a rapper and started laying down a beat. I will never forget the look on Josh's face as this guy began to rap. I can honestly say that it was one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed and will stick in my memory for a long time.

We were then given time to relax before the whole team headed off to the cultural village. For all of us the cultural village was an eye opening experience. We were greeted as we got off the bus by a little girl who ran up to us wanting to hold our hands! The children (accompanied by adult drummers) performed an amazing concert for us although I think we were all a little worried when the 10 year old fire eater set fire to himself. After this it was back to IMATT for pizza and then off to Salone square for some drinks. Josh was happy as he got to impress/worry us with his extensive football knowledge.
A lovely end to an amazing day.