We met at the Lawrence Batley Theatre today. I think I have picked up the Summer Arts College lurgy which is doing the rounds as I felt terrible, but the show must go on…
Murray Forrest ran a workshop for the young people on making stained glass panels. It was pretty terrifying as they dived in, picking up pieces of broken glass to smash. Three people cut their hands and shards of glass were flying everywhere.
I have to admit to being really confused when Romeo arrived. Not only was he back early, but the kids didn’t seem to know about his return, so the last they would have heard was the fact that he was being excluded so that they could work better…One lad challenged this but was told to end the conversation straight away. I understand that we are trying to support these kids in every possible way, but what about protecting those offenders he has offended?
Ting did really well in the first half hour and said ‘I have finally found something that I am good at.’ It is really hard to score the glass and to break it along these lines. When we moved on to coloured glass instead of colourless it was much harder and he couldn’t get it right. Frustration got the better of him until he seemed to totally reject the exercise. It was such a shame as he seemed really engaged at the beginning. I hope that he can get back into it tomorrow.
Romeo totally surprised me. He knuckled down producing carefully considered shapes. Rosary designed a crucifix like the one on the rosary beads that got broken.