After a lot of work we finally got there! We’ve had our first session, and it went extremely well. A couple of the children were really shy but had mostly settled in by the end, one was not in the mood at all, one or two others had their moments, but on the whole they seemed to really enjoy it and behaved very well.
Lucia was the catechist for this session and did a wonderful job – so good at keeping a straight face too!
After being shown how to walk and talk in the atrium, the children took a seat and took turns practising walking and carrying chairs.
Then they were taken on a tour of the atrium.
Taking a good look at the altar area.
Then there was the introduction to the prayer table, with a consideration of some short Scripture passages.
Then the children were free to draw about what they had heard (or totally unrelated stuff…) and work with the preliminary works.
One is drawing hospitals and sharks and killer whales (!?) and the other, Noah’s ark.
And the session ended with a short prayer. Some of the children also got to take turns putting out the candle while they were waiting for everyone else to put away their work.