255/365: mid-autumn festival celebrations (the boy who loved the moon)

The Nursery 2 children came to visit a darkened Room 6. Here, images and animations related to stories about the moon were projected. The children had brought lanterns made in class to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival - celebrated by people in China and South East Asian countries. Here, they imagined themselves blasting off into space to a full moon and they began to dance with their bright flashing lanterns.

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254/365: stretch and grow like a tree

Today in the mysterious Room 6, more exploration of the use of space, materials, light and shadows occurred. Little Arran seemed particularly fascinated by the thin, clear shadow lines of a branch which he held up over his head. He positioned the branch, holding it in different ways. Positioning it in the gaps of light on the wall.

“It’s a Y,” he decided. “I want it to grow up like a tree.”

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253/365: sparsely autumnal

In the searing, hazy afternoon heat, I sought shelter under this spindly roadside tree. The breeze shook little leaves reminding me of the seasons far away from here…

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252/365: animal kingdom

Another day, hanging out with young children in dark, shadowy, immersive spaces, telling stories..

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251/365: waking up with the light

Moving into another kitsch interior of the Pelangi Hotel, rising with the sunlight…

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249/365: through the wonky zig zags

In the kitsch interior at the Pelangi Hotel, there’s fun to be had through the angular curtains.

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248/365: building a forest

Room 6 has been converted into a mysterious dark room. Here groups of children excitedly meet their shadows, listen and look out for mysterious creatures, tell and act out stories and invent solutions through creative, dramatic play.

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247/365: solar-powered (v. 2.0)

The sun was in full force today (no power socket needed for these shadows).

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246/365: round and round the garden

A box of natural, sensory delights, collected from the garden for our ReUsable Space.

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