Last Sunday I was assisting at Cloud Workshop - a crafternoon set up by photographer Deb Smith for bereaved children. A visiting artist directs the class, which is made up of around 20 kids aged 5 - 16, and there are about 10 adult assistants.
John Reynolds was leading this workshop, and was encouraging the kids to draw patterns over ships, inspired by 'dazzle ships'. They started off drawing on their own small ships...
Later the same kid was working with Sharon (another volunteer) & I on the badge
table. He was saying he's not good at cutting, and asked me to cut
something out for him. Sharon was urging him to give cutting out a go.
He was like, 'no, I'm not good at anything.' I
said, 'you're good at telling people what to do.' I meant it in a good way - I wish I could be that assertive! Sharon said, 'one day, you might be
the foreman?' He left the badge table with badges for Africa #badgering.
If you can donate art materials or want to volunteer for next time, look up Deb!