Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Martinmas is one of my favourite festivals. There's the play about the selfless saint, conscientious objector and idealist - who was also pragmatic. A philosopher who was also a man of action. There's the singing and then the lantern walk around the dark woods. The children love it - i think that's what does it for me most of all.
Here are pictures from this year...
Class gets ready for the play
Mummy helps with the finishing touches
Clowning around...of course.
Martin stops to speak to the beggar and give him half his cloak
Martin tells the roman general that he won't fight in the army.
Jago is the Roman general
Class Three take their bows
And the younger ones then took over the stage. It was so sweet watching them so naturally wanting to take part in the action.
I've tried to capture the spirit of the walk, which was mostly pitch black only lit by the tiny lanterns as we ventured into the 'forbidden' singing out songs.
Here they are going up the hill, back to the Kindergarten.
We now gather at the doors of the Kindergarten.
Anticipation at the end of the walk of the coming feast...
Posted by Stephanie Sim at 01:38