My wonderful day was also about work and as photographer to my son, thats what I was there for. So this blog is about the actual events that were coordinated.
This is the picturesque setting the 50 children would be drumming in....lucky kids.
And here they are finally filling the empty chairs.
Kids and drumming usually go well together. There is something really cool about being able to make the loudest noise possible and not being told to shut up. Their faces are almost always split in two with smiles.
Some kids take to it like ducks to water, while others battle to keep the rhythm going.
But its okay because laughter is the call of the day rather than embarrassment
And then there is generally the guy that takes it all and gives it all. Boom boom boom or make that taka-doe-ta as the rhythm they are learning is called.
The 150 kids were split into 3 groups and when this group were done with drumming, the moved onto the canoing. Here they are all lined up and ready to set sail/paddle or whatever its called.
Once again kids come in types.
Those that get the instructions first time, get in, and get going.
The matched pair.
Those that fiddle and faff and don't get going. (remembering that I could hear what the coordinators constantly telling the kids to move out move out move out lol)
Every group has one...the show off...probably done to impress the matched pair.
The couple that can never do it on there own, always needing extra help.
And lastly the group that need "kicking out the nest."
This kid was more concerned about the tiny tiny crabs in the mud than he was getting going.
And the crabs will lead me into my next blog about the fauna and flora because technically I was now off duty and free to roam the area ALL BY MYSELF.