Week 3 of the Book Bus India pilot project is over, which means we are 50% of the way through. Time is really flying by and the pupils and teachers are becoming used to the sight of the yellow shirted volunteers and our methods of working.
|Surendra at school|
We are extremely fortunate to have an honorary project manager, in Surendra, here in India with so much passion and experience, helping this project to be a success. He is also a fountain of knowledge about local customs and traditions
Each day we are driven to school by Surendra's son Sanjay, another person who is well known and respected in this area. It is of great benefit to have him working with us. He helps to ensure that things are running smoothly at school, where he is more than happy to join in with our activities. He is always on hand to answer questions, show us the local villages, translate and teach us useful words of Hindi. He is an integral part of our team, without whom we wouldn’t have such a vivid experience or so much fun.
This week we have been teaching about parts of the body, with the youngest we read and danced the Animal Bop, sang an interactive version of one finger, one thumb and they made birds by drawing round their hands, which they loved. With the older students we made flashcards and played the game where you have stickers with parts of the body and you have to stick them on a person, this caused great amusement. The children are so willing to learn and keen to participate in everything. They are relishing the small group work, the access to the books and materials and the attention of the volunteers.