Ros who works in Bluegum, spoke about Robbie's very high level of participation. He not only sang the songs we had learnt in class but also participated in other songs throughout the show. He jumped into answer the question "Who ate the leaves from the Jub Jub Tree" with "Donkey". He insisted on taking a sample of each sensory input he could - a bit of sand, some seeds, some glitter, only parting with them when he wanted to play a percussion instrument. Travis so chuffed that he souvenired a rooster feather. Alicia said Joel was so into it - she had to stop him from getting up and joining in many times. Especially when it came to the touching elements like the soil and water.
From Room 2 Katie, distressed when she arrived, calmed down immediately with the opening song. I also noticed Abby trying to make the hand actions for the animal characters.
With our second performance we had Banksia (whom we have worked with) and Redgum whom we haven't. This was a very interesting contrast. Jack from Banksia had a hoot - big smile on his face..... With the Redgum mob just had to try stuff out to see what worked. Not knowing them at all it was harder to interpret their responses - certainly lot's that was clearly positive. Graeme their teacher gave feedback that they really got into it.