Publish a 'Flip Flap Dinosaur' book (based on the Axel Scheffler books) with Reuben's class and all of Year 2!
After being at my side through all of my projects, I am finally providing a project aimed at Reuben! On Monday 28th November I will be working in his school (Ysgol Glannau Gwaun) in his class and with his entire year group. We will be painting dinosaurs, making poetry (both in English and in Welsh thanks to Mentir Iaith) and simple animations! The result, along with sharing skills, boosting creativity and enhancing self confidence, will be a simple stop motion animation and a bilingual flip flap book that, with your help, we can self publish so that all of the children involved can have one to keep!
You can imagine my frustration and disappointment after dedicating the last 5 years (Reuben's entire life) to volunteering my time for the arts in Fishguard, only to be met with rejection as a Dinosaur book doesn't meet criteria for cultural community engagement in the arts. However, it did make me think, that beside local businesses, I have never asked for money to help fund a project from friends and family................so here is my attempt. Not for me guys.....for Reuben. THINK OF THE CHILDREN PEEPS!
-now in case you all are one step ahead and very aware that I can sell the book to the loving parents to cover the cost, well I will be doing that. - With me things are never simple. - The book will also be a fundraiser. Along with a few teachers in the school I am also volunteering to help deliver 2 projects in the school next year that will result in a poetry wall and an out-door theatre. For this I will be looking for funding for the total of about £3,000. Sales from this book will go towards meeting that goal. So you'll be supporting 3 projects for the price of 1!!!!
This project will go ahead if no one reads this, or looks kindly and gernerously at my plea... I will just sweat it out till I sell all the books, praying that I get my initial material costs reimbursed - If we can raise the money to pay for the printing, you will save my pocket, my stress levels and potentialy save Christmas in the Stonhold houshold whilst funding something Reuben and his school will benefit from in LOADS of ways. ( A book, an animation, a literacy wall and an outdoor theatre)
JUST TO CLARIFY: these are all voluntary projects. All money raised initially for the book and after for the playround will be used to pay for materials for the school.
If you have ever been inspired, impressed or intrigued at how I spend my days, please this project.....for Reuben.
Diolch yn fawr pawb!xxxx