We’ve all been so busy with the event (and graduating!) that we almost forgot to blog. The Story Sharing event was a huge success. The children created their own bags with Indian stencils, they dressed up in traditional Indian clothes and they ate from our Indian buffet. To top it all off they were greeted by our storyteller Peter Chand and were awarded with the finished Katha Schools Project book.
The Finished Katha Schools Project Hardback Book
The children of Wray-with-Botton Primary and Caton Primary school (and their teachers!) learning Bhangra dancing with Peter Chand.
Peter Chand was fantastic! I hope he returns to Lancaster soon. He got all the children dancing and we even got some of his moves out at Graduation Ball!
Thanks to all the volunteers and LUSU staff! I hope everyone enjoyed the day as much as I did. Let’s do it all again next year?
Costumes for the story sharing event
We are putting together a dressing up box for the children of traditional Indian and British outfits. Just one of the fun activities for the children at local Lancashire schools at the story sharing event in week 10.
The schools project went amazingly well! All the volunteers enjoyed themselves and we had some great feedback from the schools. We are just in the process of typing up the stories and making them into our book ‘Namaste: Our Indian Adventure’, which we will be presenting to the schools at our story sharing event in week 10.
Lucy Miller and myself interviewed the founder of Katha during our visit to the school last summer. We asked her about the school and the ethos of the company. And we talked about how Lancaster University students can help Katha both at the school and at the publishing house. This interview has been the basis of our society.
The sound is a bit sketchy because of the fan in the room but listen to Geeta’s words, she is such a wise and inspiring woman.
Translating Stories, Changing Lives by Tom Ley
A brilliant article about the beginnings of the Lancaster Katha Society and our hopes for the future.
A video from our visit to the Katha-run school in Delhi, India in 2011