Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The letters

What an amazing idea it was to take letters and photos from English children with me! Well done Anna Hart at Cypress Primary for that brain wave!
They poured over the photos for 1 1/2-2 hrs today in each place. They loved hearing about all of the children. About their families and likes and hobbys.
Then they spent ages doing the same for me to bring home. It was so interesting to see what they would write about.
Here are some examples
This is from Honorina who I think has extremely bad skin cancer. She's the one who smells so so bad because of the decaying flesh. She wrote 'I like singing and dancing. I like rice and beans. I like Brodie from the letters Jo brought us.'
She also for the first time removed her hat so I could take a photo of her for the letter.
Nothing about her illness!
Clement wrote 'I am 14, I like studying and drawing and somersaults. I would like you to visit us sometimes and deliver the toys in person'
Nothing about his illness!

They are normal happy kids, and as I told them today-the only difference is the weather! They loved the snow pictures!

Can't wait to show all the children back home these great letters and photos.

Thankyou to all who have me letters! It meant the world! Really!


inspiration125 said...

Hi Jo,

We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless. Sherinexxx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely experience. Please tell the children that my boys, Louis (10) and Ollie (5) say a big hello and would be happy to be pen pals with the children. It's lovely to see from the photos how reading the letters is giving the children so much pleasure. Lots of love and hugs to you Jo. Xx