Thursday, 22 December 2016

22nd December - Hut 82

This evening we got a child's view of an angel thanks to the work of the children at the Downs Infants School Art Club.

The centrepiece was another large angel but very different to the collaged one we had last night.  

This angel looked like a little girl, flying along with a beaming smile on her face and her hair drooping down over one eye.  She looked like she was having a lot of fun as she was swayed by the wind under a star and a collection of other, smaller angels, all made by the children.

The children had also been asked what they thought about angels and it was really interesting to see their different comments about this.

Some understood that sometimes we describe others as angels, especially when they've done something good or kind for another person.  

Others had a more objective understanding of the type of being an angel is and how they might behave.

It might not be a bad thing for us to encourage our youngsters to model themselves on angels, whatever they understand that to mean.

We also had garlands of angels across the lintel of the hut and a little band of angels brought instruments with them and played so that we could sing some carols together.

It was a very pleasant, charming evening with a lot of good humour and communal enjoyment.

Only two more huts to go and our pilgrimage will move towards Hove Lagoon for Christmas Eve, but first we stop at hut number 329 tomorrow for our penultimate opening.

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