On Wednesday (26th June) morning I guided the Year 9 pupils from the Colchester Royal Grammar School around the SV150 exhibition at Slack Space in Colchester. After beginning with a short prayer, we launched into the interactive session with a sari competition, some traditional garba and dandiya raas and a taster of Bollywood dancing! What a great group - they were so engaged and very keen to get involved...brilliant :D
After collecting my textiles work from Old Hall, it was time to get my presentation together and prepare for my evening's lecture...! My sister helped me out big-time to make the presentation look good...then it was up to me to do the talking.
It was a lovely evening attended by members of the public and the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester. After an impromptu Bharatanatyam performance (in my sari!!) and some delicious snacks, I embarked on my first public speech.
It went really well! Although I was nervous at the beginning, I can't deny that I got into it...and actually enjoyed it! I didn't really want to stop talking.....It was received well the audience; most people commented that it was refreshing to hear a young person's view and experience of Hinduism.
The rest of the week followed in a similar fashion; Thursday (27th June) evening it was time for another energetic Bollywood Dance Class, and on Friday (28th June) morning I did another workshop at the SV150 Hindu Exhibition with the remaining Year 9 CRGS pupils.
Needless to say, I spent Friday afternoon relaxing...!
Even though I sometimes feel as though I'm running around like a headless chicken, I do love being busy - and I love what I do! Which is a good thing, because July is set to be even crazier...
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