Soup group was blessed with glorious sunshine again last night which put everyone in good spirits. We started by tackling a very relevant issue for kids of this age … bullying through a game called ‘lend a hand’ where each child is given a scenario and the others offer to lend a hand by providing a possible solution. We covered some of the main reasons for bullying including race, class and disability and I was very impressed by how open minded our kids are and how progressive their thinking is on this subject, giving answers like “tell someone you trust” and “include the person being bullied in you group of friends so they are not lonely”, lovely to hear.
Next we had a search across the whole outdoor area for some hidden clues that spelt out a 10 letter sentence … it was neck and neck with both teams demonstrating brilliant cooperative working to eventually spell out “we love soup” … but they hadn’t quite worked up an appetite for the campfire yet … so next on the agenda was football, races, the cooperative stand up in pairs and in a group, which I think actually resulted in more cooperative falling down he he! And since everyone was on the floor already we had each child arrange the others into a giant shape … though I think we made some shapes up which we will have to add to the mathematicians’ lists J
The session ended with delicious soup made by Papa Lees, thanks very much!!! … and some marshmallow toasting which is always a favourite J