Thanks to Stacey and Caitlin from Applied Theatre, Te Rito Toi, Professor Peter O'Connor and Selina Tusitala Marsh for leading, supporting and sharing their wisdom and creative ideas.
This week in Room 8 we DITCHED DIGITAL to focus on the Arts for meaning making and the renewal of hope. As Peter O'Connor says "Grounded in Papatūānuku, Te Rito Toi is at the centre and soul of healing, for even amongst the chaos of seasonal transitions, elemental effects and changes, Te Rito remains strong as the heart of the kōrari (harakeke).
Our focus over the past week has been building 'My Why' Poem (Selina Tusitala Marsh) and a drama around the Tale 'The Green Children' (University Melbourne).
I have heard laughter, discussion, chat and the sharing of personal insight...
I have seen smiles, collaboration, compassion and determination...
I have felt a sense of belonging and pride.
I see our Hope Soar and I feel our are Souls Healing!