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Monday, 16 April 2012

World Games (2012-04-16)

We started with double news, as everyone had much to tell of the Easter break. We welcomed Molly and Arran who are starting this term.

Tegan explained the idea of the World Friends theme and we all told of our connections and experiences outside the UK. Ilona is Hungarian for Helen, Tegan was born in Morocco and Molly in the USA.

Tegan had prepared some games from around the world and we voted on which order to play them in.

Boom from Belgium had Dylan in the centre of the circle with his eyes closed. We all passed a bean bag from hand to hand. When Dylan had counted down from a random number in his head he shouted Boom and whoever had the bean bag became an obstacle. The remaining players have to pass the bag over the increasingly big gaps until the last player is the winner (Tessa).

Handkerchief Game from Mexico, again in a circle, with everyone looking inwards. One person has the handkerchief and places it surreptitiously on someone's head, then runs around the circle. The wearer chases, the placer tries to sit in the wearers' place before being caught. We carried on until everyone had had at least one chase.

Statues from Greece. One person is the Curator (Ilona) and has to spot statues moving. Statues must move while the curator's back is turned. If they are spotted then they are out.

Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil from France was Molly's version of Eagle and Chicks or Grandfather's footsteps which we played in the whole length of the hall.

Dragons from China involves two teams, in a line, holding onto shoulders (waists next time) with a tail tucked into the trousers of the last person. The head of each dragon has to catch the tail of the other. This didn't work too well, as the dragons fell apart and some people fell over, but no tears.

We ended with the circle song.

Leaders: Tegan, Debbie, Tim
Helpers: Richard, Louise

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