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Year of the Pig


June - James Collie

Hand placing puzzle pieces.
One memory that will stick in my mind from June is the two weeks I spent creating space for students to de-stress up at Bath Spa University. In particular, the time we had with a number of drama students who were right in the thick of performances. Originally bumping into them as they practiced Shakespeare around the grounds (which was moving to the point of goosebumps), we invited a group of about fifteen along. An hour later two turned up, smiled politely, made some mocktails, played a bit of frisbee and then slipped away. An hour later they returned with two more, who then became fixated on the rather challenging thousand-piece jigsaw and were most concerned that the same puzzle would be there when they returned later. Later that day, a larger crowd of drama students turned up. Over the course of those few days, those fifteen students chose to make the space their home... and the puzzle theirs to conquer.
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