The children decided last week that it was time to cook up a witch’s magical frothy brew and fly about the playground on broomsticks. So, armed with ingredients they found and no end of imaginative ideas, the children set about their tasks with glee.
Did you know that the German word for a ‘whisk’ is a ‘snow broom’? Our whisk sure did turn our potion into snowy froth!
And, did you know that dirt, water, leaves, twigs and soap mixed together and served in a cup actually tastes really horrible? Yes, well…. you can ask a few of our more adventurous children, who were not content to take our word for it, and prefer the motto “learn by doing”! And I bet all our parents know exactly which category their own child falls into!
I must also applaud the teachers’ professionalism: At no time did I see any of them laughing or pointing as the children pranced around the yard astride our little brooms and rakes … but with their flying garden implements facing the wrong way. Perhaps modern day witches can ride brooms with the bristles facing forwards afterall? (It begs the question though: Which way will the brooms face next week on Melbourne Cup Day, when we all need horses to ride?)