MANIAPOTO ARTS FESTIVAL TE KUITI
'HURT TO HEALING'
An incredible festival to be a part of. I got to share my poetry with hundreds of children over a few days. Here I am performing with one of our talented granddaughters. It was all inspirational.
This year was dragging by and now suddenly kaboom...... Christmas is around the corner and we're out buying presents and thinking about holidays. Are you going to be on Santa's naughty list or his nice list. Which one do you think I'll be on? His good nice one of course, well maybe, or maybe not. Oh dear, I might not be getting any presents this year...... again!
I've been busy the last few weeks putting together ideas for some new school productions. I was getting confused as I had so many ideas. Does that happen to you sometimes, when you have so many ideas and you don't know which ones to use? I get really frustrated when that happens to me. But I think I now have one main idea, and I can work from there. You only need one idea you know. Lots of kids think they need dozens to write a good story or poem, but nope, just one is all you need! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the poems from talented young writers all around the country. Yes, that's right, poems written by young authors just like you. You'll find the resource here so go and take a look, and download it. Exciting that their work will be read and used in classrooms by other children all over the country.
My productions are going well, and I'm looking forward to seeing 'Cinderfeller Hits Field Days' performed several times in 2021. Then in the two
weeks before Christmas, the Fire Station Theatre in Mosgiel, which is close to Dunedin, are doing a pantomime I wrote called, 'Santa's last Stand.' It's a bit of fun when poor Santa gets very stressed and thinks maybe he should cancel Christmas! 'OH NO,' you shout, that doesn't sound like fun, but remember Santa is very clever and I'm sure he'll work it all out.
I've finally been back visiting a few schools, and this week I was at Hukanui School judging speeches. I was so impressed with how clever their students are, and what a great job they all did, and what a hard job we had judging them. Eek I thought several times.
Don't forget my Youtube channel. I have finally added a few poems. for littlies and you older kidlets as well.
Here's the link Youtube.com/channel/UC174DZI0aLXx7WMzZNYTDTw?view_as=subscriber
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Saying of the moment
'A stitch in time saves nine.'
Do you know what this means? I love sayings and finding out where they first started.
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Judi B and Les and Rosie