Anthony’s Blog March 3, 2017

Our Swedish Carnival

On Tuesday morning our family and friends came to our Swedish Carnival. Maria our Master of Ceremonies welcomed us to the country of Sweden and then she led us in singing a Swedish song. Then she told us about the geography of Sweden. She said that in the northwest mountains they didn’t have huge trees like we have here. In the south, the climate is warmer and the land is more fertile so more people live there.
After that we performed a “Year in Sweden.” We started off with the season of winter and the holiday of Christmas by dancing around the Christmas tree and singing Christmas songs. After that John read to us the story ‘The Fox and Tomten,’
everybody took part in the story, playing the parts of the animals the Tomten (Norbie) protected from the fox (Jeff). Then we entered into the season of Spring and we heard two stories. The first story was called ‘The Flower Festival’, which was read by Deepak and performed by the basket workshop. Maria told the story of “The Sun Egg’ and Simran and the fibre arts group performed it.
After we had completed our Year in Sweden we ate some traditional Swedish crackers and jam and drank elderberry juice.
After lunch, Clara and the candle workshop performed a shadow play for us, telling the history of Sweden from the stone age to our present time. Then we went outside and everybody took part in a game of Tug of War. Deepak hosted a Nobel Prize award ceremony and then we sang two Abba songs and lastly we sang our song from Sweden.

Maria tells us about Sweden

Maria tells us about Sweden

Flowers

Flowers at the Flower Festival

Tomten and the Fox

Tomten and the Fox