Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A play-school concert, Avissawella, Sri Lanka

Parents in present day Sri Lanka are a very pushy lot. They want their children to excel. They are sent to the 'play-school' when they are 4 years old. They learn to socialise, learn nursery rhymes, to produce various art objects and generally enjoy themselves. The classes start at 8.30am and are over at 11.30am, five days a week. At the end of the year, they perform at a concert. Here you see a scene from a 'pot dance' which they performed.