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Lesson Plans

Henna and India

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Karen Fish (
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 13:47:08 +0000

Hi all
I'm back safe and sound from India after my travels with 22 of my
On Henna
Well we all had our hands painted and now a week later it is starting
to fade. All the previous information you have collected basically
covers it. One thing I discovered is that it is different henna for
skin and hair. We all bought some to bring home with us. It was
unbelievably cheap! About 25c for half a pound. Tatoos are the big
thing at school at the moment so maybe this will encourage a less
permanent form of body adornment.

Going to India
A number of people asked about how I managed to go to India with my
students. My school runs each year, a one week experiential education
program called Interim. We offered 37 different Interims this year
from Hiking in Hong Kong through to visiting China, Japan, Nepal,
India, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Vietnam.
There are three basic types of Interims
- Service, such as volunteering in an orphanage in Vietnam, China or
Thailand or at a street kids refuge in Calcutta

- Cultural, visiting North India or studying with the artists of Bali

- Adventure, kayaking in Thailand, Snow climbing in Japan, river
rafting in Nepal

It is an awesome program that really takes kids to new levels of
learning about the world and themselves.
My program took us to New Delhi then onto Mandawa in the desert
region of Rajasthan, there we rode camels through the desert and the
villages. Then onto Samode to visit palaces and the the pink city of
Jaipur. On to Agra and numerous visits to the Taj Mahal along with a
day with a local school in Agra with my kids spending time with
their students. Back to Delhi and home to Hong Kong. It was great but
oh so exhausting! Now the films are in to be developed and we
are all back to school tomorrow!
Karen Fish
Karen Fish
Fine Arts Dept.
Hong Kong International School