In this photo series, I present snapshots of experiences from my two years in China, including many previously unpublished photos.
On a Sunday, of course.
#21 – 23rd December 2011
Have you ever been Father Christmas? I hadn’t until working at the Ordos Aston English Christmas Party. As one of the only foreign teachers who was keen to dress up, I got shoved into the “grotto” to hand out gifts (yo-yos, as they were all the rage at the time) to the students. It was really fun and the girl in the picture was one of my students. Her name was Emma and she always got a little stroppy in class if she didn’t win games!
On Christmas Eve, the day after this party, we were actually working as it was a Saturday. I’d made pass-the-parcels for each of my classes (meticulously making sure that each parcel had enough layers for each student to get a sweet!). When I played it with Emma’s class, she didn’t win the middle prize and therefore threw a big temper tantrum during class. She was only about 4/5 though so I might let her off…maybe.