Pop up classroom

Gordon is currently enthralling the neighbourhood with his street storytelling afternoons. Mums, aunties and grandmas sit close by watching and assisting with big smiling faces munching on sunflower seeds.

He trots over the road with our woven kitchen floor mat to sit next to the neighbour’s large ceramic water jars.

Armed with some Burmese/English children’s books recently bought in Yangon, the word spreads quickly. Kids (and sometimes adults and friendly dogs) plop down next to him to watch, listen and learn all about the meaning of ‘up’ ‘down’ ‘left’ ‘right’ and of course how to say ‘book’ with a Scottish accent.

Being mindful of the importance of child protection he makes sure his little classroom is in a public space with lots of supervising adults.

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8 thoughts on “Pop up classroom

  1. Great stuff G!! these kids will grow up to be English speakers and people will think ‘that’s an interesting accent they have – it sounds a wee bit Scots:)

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    1. They are soooo cute!


  2. Gord, your skills know no limit. As Mum said, that is an amzing photo. Tania

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  3. A wonderful activity, wisely presented. Stories are important in all cultures. Scottish/Australian/Burmese stories will be very interesting.

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  4. Veronica Pansaru March 2, 2019 — 9:37 am

    That is a SPECIAL photo if ever i have seen….love it….maybe place it on face book as not everyone “does” blogging…..yes i love it!!

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  5. Oh I love you two! Such beautiful people xoxo

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