Friday, 8 October 2010

me and philio down by the schoolyard

Picture of Phil at Arrochar Primary.

Got invited to Arrochar Primary School, practically on the banks of Loch Lomond, where there is an ongoing situation regarding transport for the little ones to get to school. Argyll & Bute Council, in their infinite wisdom, decree that a 2-mile walk along a narrow road used by heavy transport vehicles and passing under a bridge with 18 inch pavements is safe for 5 year-olds.
Everyone is appalled and deeply concerned except the elected representatives of the people.
Well, golly gosh, I guess they know best.
Anyway, AnElephantCant (me and Phil) went up to 'entertain' the children of primary I & II (5/6 year olds).
13 children in, 3 off today.
Read Jack the little Giant and the Clock Tower. With Phil's 'help'.
He and the kids acted out parts of the story. The kids were good. Nuff said.
Then Phil did drawing class, charcoal on huge rolls of paper. Very messy.
Phil can draw. Some kids very artistic. And me. Oh, well.
Read poem My Granny keeps pigeons (appended).
Everyone including teachers with paper napkins on head.
When you say 'keeps PIGEONS' you simultaneously try to blow the napkin off your head.
Really silly. Great fun.



Due to demand from audience, read story again.
Anarchy in classroom as kids run up hill, skip thru park, climb over wall, and pretend to be an elephant, giraffe, kangaroo, hippo and crocodile.
Phil rubbish at this, kids great.
Got told about children's dogs, grannies, cats, friends, mummies and daddies (some good stuff here!).
Got invited back by the kids (not the staff!)
Got invited home with some children.
Bless 'em.
Great day out!

My Granny Keeps Pigeons

My wee granny is a pleasant wee granny
And my pleasant wee granny keeps pigeons
The pigeons paddle in the puddles
And they piddle in the puddles
The pigeons paddle and they piddle in the puddles

My wee granny is a pretty wee granny
And my pretty wee granny keeps pigeons
The pigeons paddle in the puddles
And they pooh in the puddles
The pigeons paddle and they pooh in the puddles

My wee granny is a perfect wee granny
And my perfect wee granny keeps pigeons
The pigeons paddle in the puddles
And they piddle in the puddles
And then they pooh in the puddles as well
The pigeons paddle and they piddle and they pooh in the puddles
My wee granny doesn't like the smell

I am glad my granny doesn't keep ELEPHANTS!!!

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