"We did it all without dropping, Miss. I just prayed to Allah before we started and then we made no mistakes!"
"Yes," agreed the other child,"that's what we did, prayed to Allah and it worked!!"
"Oh," I replied."What a good idea, I will try that next time. Thanks for letting me know."
How sweet is that?
The other class is learning an Australian Bush Dance- 'heel,toe, heel,toe, slide together ,slide together, heel toe, heel, toe slide together slide together. 1 2 3, 1 2 3 , 1 2 3, 1 2 3 etc etc" They sing these words to me as they enter the room in their Arabic accents. This is a Grade 1 class and I am trying to persuade the girls not to wear glittery, sparkly, frilly skirts with tulle and lace. I don't think they quite have the concept of Bush as we know it. Oh well, should be a laugh if nothing else.