Pupils and parents of Jubilee and Lauriston Primary Schools explored London's cultural delights, and used this website to write about their experience, and share photographs of the city and their life.
Why why why have I never been to watch a Shakespeare play??.. Isn't it a wonderful thing to learn new things about our old English language even at my ripe old age !!! Well I'm sure this is the start of something new so thank you ABC.
It's been fascinating reading about everyone's experiences with the photo workshop and the Portrait Gallery and I'm sure you're all keen to start sharing your work. Here is a quick guide to creating a photo album on the site, and including photos in your blog.
And remember - don't share photos that you wouldn't be happy for the world to see!
On Saturday 6th Febuary i went to The National Portrait Gallery and i really enjoyed it. I also heard from kay that she went to The National Gallery instead of The National Portrait Gallery!(I would easily get mixed up with that!)
First of all we got to wonder around the gallery, i did with my mum Naya and Samson, we were wondering all around the place.We then became hungry and started felling Ravenous which suprises me because i bearly eat.We went to the caffe downstairs to have our lunch and it was delicious! We were ment to go to The National Gallery afterwards but everyone was to tired so we all went home.
Some of the paintings made feel sad like when there was a painting of a man with no eyes and it looked really sad and sorry. One casino spiele other sad one was that there was a lady who had a big cut round her waste and it was masive, she burst into tears which made me fell sorry for her. There were also some discusting paintings that aren't for children and that was not that funny.
I wouldn't mind going to The National Portrait Gallery again, but maybe next time we can stay a bit longer. I also want to say love everyones work on the blog and keep blogging!
Hello All, Well Saturday was good. Keon and I arrived early as we didn’t really know where we were going. So we had a look in the shop for once Keon didn’t complain about us shopping. I don’t know of it was an early start or I was hot and bothered...I just got a little bored. I really like the photographs in the competition. I had a look at them on the website before hand so it was nice to see them in frames and a little background info. I was looking at the soldier a close up portrait, Magdlene asked me if I liked it, “yes" I told her. He had sadness in his eyes I wanted to hear him speak. Also I thought he was a bit of a hunk!!Anyway it turns out that Magdlenes hubby took the photo..(good job I didn’t pull it to pieces lol) The photograph that won surprised me, I thought it was very plain and boring, it reminded me of swimming when if was at school, I was scared of the water and hated the changing rooms, so for me I discarded the photo.(not very nice I know) When I sat down there was a couple saying they couldn’t believe that photo had won also. Obviously we are not professionals and don’t know anything about the lighting pose etc.
When we left the gallery, we had a walk to Trafalgar square, Keon and I were heading for the lions, then you never guess who walked past????AMY WINEHOUSE.."Keon look there’s AMY"...only joking it was Amy in Drag!!Any way I shouted Amy can we take your pic! Sure she said and posed...then we saw the others...5 drag queens! I ended up in the middle of them and saying to Keon take one more! One of the ladies said hurry up, I’m getting face ache! So I said actually we are doing a project taking photos, they said ahw bless him!!
So after all that excitement we got on the bus and jumped of had a wonder round China town, managed to buy a paper lantern..Keon didn’t feel comfortable not sure why. So we headed home.
ABC..forces me to get off my backside and see more of London...creating memories. I’m sure one day Keon will tell his children about the day he met Amy....
Thank you to those who came along on Saturday. My parents thought you were all amazing and mum went on and on about how polite and interesting all the children were. She was stunned by how you were all so willing to chat to her (clearly more willing than I am!!!). Living out in the wilds of Devon I think she has been reading too many newspaper reports and listening to the telly all of which say that the children of Hackney are wild!
Well done for showing her that the newspapers get it wrong!!! You are all amazing!
I hope you on online casinos were inspired by what you saw at the Gallery, I've certainly decided to focus on making my subjects look happy!
Thanks to Ronnie and Kay for going to the National Gallery - sorry we were round the corner in the PORTRAIT gallery but I hope you had a good time anyway.
There's a blogging sesion at Jubilee on Wednesday 10th so you can write up all your thoughts and try to get some pictures on the blog? Hope to see you there. Thanks again for Saturday.
On Tuesday 26th January i went to the dance workshop, i really enjoyed it and i would like to do it again. I guess you are waiting for me to tell you what happened, then your in luck.
We first of all had to copy the teacher called cheryle and it was fun. We then learnt some salsa and we had to move our hips a lot but we only learnt the basic steps.Then we learnt some freestile one of them was called the six step which is the one when you are moveng your legs and arms on the floor. We first of all for the freestile walked forward four times on the fourth step we posed, like peace. We do that four times then we slide to the left and the right four times, then this is when it gets complicated to the end. Then, we push ourself forward on one foot and backwards on the other foot then we kick both of our legs quickly once on each foot. Afterthat we turn to show we want to fight. Next, we did something that i call pop which is when you move your body slowly but in a freestile way. Then, when you are on the floor you do something called the six step which i told you about in this paragraph then you can do a balance like head stand or frog balance any balance. If you do all of that well you are a freestile proffesional!
Now you might be wondering where this cheryle is from, well she is from sadlers wells and i know that place is great!
If you want more information give me a comment and i can send it to you.
The photography workshop at Lauriston School reminded me of the tragic death of Lady Diana. I don't personally like how photographers interfere into peoples privacy, especially when they do not get the permission of the people they photograph. Everyone should be given the freedom to choose if they want their photograph taken or not, including the celebrities. The idea of encrouching into peoples lives without their consent is not my thing. I don't know if i will do well in this task, but i will try to do my best without making anyone unhappy.
Great things i intend to go for, are ancient things that shows beauty of the old times, and traditional things that show different culture and its beauty. Though not my strong point, i look forward to come up with nice poses.
How can i forget to blog about the great time i had at the dance workshop? Oh yes i know why, it was a good excercise i had for a long time, i must be coming out of the tiredness. I had casino internet great fun and move my bodies like i have done some jogar casino years back, nevertheless, the children are great dancers than some of us. Whenever i see children doing what i cannot do now, it remind me of ageing, and get scared of how worse it will become in years to come. How i wish one won't grow old! The workshop is great fun and good exercise for me, and i do look forward to the next one. Let's gooooooooooo dancing again!
Thanks to all who came last night - sorry if you didn't make it! Hope you all had fun clicking away...I'm very keen to get some portraits done myself, but also want to have ago at doing something with shadows and light. Of course I may have to charge my camera first!!!
Please look after the cameras everybody...remember to keep the strap round your necks! See you all at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday at 11 a.m. Really looking forward to seing what you have all taken! What themes/subjects have you all decided upon?
Take inspiration from the Gallery on Saturday and then go and explore taking pictures as you go...Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden market.... See you on Saturday
Thanks everybody! Really enjoyed last night...tho' the high point has to be, for me, my salsa with Alison! Thank you...you got the moves too! I liked the breakers - a lot, tho' Keon if you can choreograph better, then the Christmas show is in YOUR hands next year! I felt sorry for the ballet dancers following on from the breakers because their techinque is different it sort of lost the wow appeal of the guys. I liked the comp winners tho' there were moments when I thought, "Ok, enough is enough - just get on with it!"; but equally there were beautiful moments - when they were just standing and the fan lifted their hair gently, like some sort of mexican hair wave! And the dancing was like playground games - childlike in it's simplicity yet complicated too. Some elegant arms movement as well. Not sure if I understood the 'story' of some of them, but then we don't worry about the story of the Breakers do we? So perhaps we just enjoy things for what they are. Anyway, see you at the photography thing tomorrwo at Lauriston - bring cameras if you got them and a photo that you really like. Thanks again Alison!
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After dancing with Mr Cannon to Salsa(love salsa) i was really looking forward to the show.btw Mr Cannon you got moves! A good selection,my fav was the cuban dance i think in a past life i was latino lol,i couldnt take my eyes of the stadge.The winners of the comp;it was a little confusing to quote Keon "marching up and down-what was all that about?'i really liked the end bit.I realise i like sequence,when people dance to the beat of the music and all in time.The ballet was nice also,i need to push myself to see if i could watch a full performance.The breakers were excellent also,a lady in front of me who was around 80 was bopping away which was really nice to see. I love going out with the group and im so looking forward to the photography sess.I know what kind of pics i want to take so hopefully i can learn how to take them better.Watch out RANKIN! See you all on Tuesday...
Thanks to Cheryl for doing a brilliant dance workshop and making me ache all over today! It was great to have you all there and I think you'll appreciate it on Sunday. I heard that there will be a free dance workshop/demo at Sadlers Wells both before the performance and during the interval and I don't think we should miss it so let's get there by 7pm at the latest.
Also to remind everyone to bring along a photo of something/someone/somewhere that they really like so we can talk about it in the first Photography workshop on Tuesday 2nd at 4pm at Lauriston. If any of you have a digital camera, could you bring it along to the session as it will allow for more activity.
Hello everyone, looking forward to the first Digital Photography workshop on Tuesday. Just a reminder to bring in a portrait/photo that you like. It can be anything from a magazine, newspaper, school photo, family album, even something on your mobile phone.
Well, tonight I'm off to the Opera! Dunni's favourite experience - the Royal Opera House (SOOOO posh!). I'm going to see Cosi Fan Tutti...not quite sure why; I've read the plot synopsis and find it all very odd - a lot of larking about in disguises from people with very long names. Oh well, there may be some good tunes and I'll get a good dinner - so can't complain! Tomorrow I was going to see Red at the Donmar Theatre but then we're off to Sampled at Sadlers Wells on Sunday...and..well, I think a fella can only take so much culture in a best online casinos weekend so I passed the Red tickets on to a friend. Hope she has fun!
Really glad that everyone seems to have enjoyed Nation and we had a great time at the Dance Workshop - Cheryl is brilliant, isn't she?! This is looking like its a great group - Dunni's mum says that you are all bonding on the bus . I'm really pleased. See you all on Sunday!
"I think what i have learnt the most about this project is.......wait for it....is SELF BELIEF. If an artist or anyone, writes, sings, dances or sculpts etc and believes they have done a good job, well thats all that matters....i have doubted myself in the past, lacked believing in myself and what i can achieve....” Our first visit to the Tate Modern by Alison and Keon
"We have decided to take Ryan and Naombh somewhere at least once a month and have figured that with our children its best sometimes just to get on a bus or tube and just see what's going on ,sort of exposing them to the arts accidentally there is so much to see and do" An afternoon with Eelyn by Naombh