Apologies for not updating you sooner about how the launch of the pilot with the 21 Ukrainian kids in Canada has been going. Click on the image above to see a video that captures the highlights of the first meeting. As an added bonus, the song playing in the background is the Song Flight theme song written by yours truly along with my musically gifted friend, Rasp. The song has also been made into sheet music and translated into Ukrainian. We’re hoping to teach the song to each group of kids we work with and eventually make a compilation video similar to this:
EXPECT the UNEXPECTED
As the title of this post indicated, things did not go as planned in our first meeting. I will spare you the details, but what I discovered was that for every glitch there were at least ten things that went spectacularly right. For example, I showed up wearing an off-white beanie with a red, crocheted cardinal attached to the top (see below). My avian sidekick was a hit with the kids. They weren’t in the least bit fazed by the fact that an adult they’d never met had appeared in their classroom with a bird on her head. All they wanted to know was his name (Kyle) and whether or not he had a girlfriend. Kyle is now a regular in all our meetings and on our Flipgrid boards (asynchronous video chatting) where he asks questions designed to encourage little humans to think about their relationship to nature.
You will see in the video that we learned to draw a bird and in doing so laid the groundwork for our second meeting. In that meeting, a pigeon delivered a mysterious message with instructions about how to awaken magic in yourself! Stay tuned for more magic-filled updates.
I’m having fun can you tell?
P.S. I should probably mention that these visits are the first step in documenting the Song Flight program and getting proof of concept (what folks in the world of finance call an MVP - minimum viable product). This will allow me to create both a Song Flight playbook and a pitch deck that I can take to investors. If you’re curious and would like to know how you can help, visit https://Song-Flight.com
I love it, Jena!!
And so do the kids!