Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Dun Karm Scerri Naxxar Primary School
In February I went to the Dun Karm Scerri Naxxar Primary School to read a book to 10 year olds. People from the US Embassy asked if I would do this (the person scheduled was ill), and I said "sure." The US gave the school a number of books about the US. I chose to read from one about a Native American from the Lake Superior region. I showed the children pictures from home and then read. I apparently do a hilarious imitation of bear cubs--who knew?
The children had lots of questions about animals, what happened to Native Americans, the weather and so forth. I tried to explain that there are many, many different tribes in the US, each with its own culture.
Due to privacy rules, I am not supposed to show the faces of the children unless there is permission from the parents (which I had on my photos from Carnival). So, the photos are of me and of my presenting the books to the school principal, Mr. Mario Azzopardi.
I had a great time and would do it again!