The tragic death of young Daniel Morcombe in 2003 has inspired children and adults alike to take to the streets in annual WALK FOR DANIEL to bring the attention of child brutality to the forefront of everyone. Inspired by his parents who travel the country to tell their story,  and with the hope that it may save others. The youth of New Norfolk took to the streets in October, and here we see images of the event recorded by FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Olivia Rainbird.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe,founders of  the WALK FOR DANIEL FOUNDATION and key speakers, and motivators have turned their sadness into a positive by encouraging others to be vigilant and protective of children not only in their local community, but throughout Australia.

School kids take to the streets to show their support for the WALK FOR DANIEL in New Norfolk. Displaying an awareness for each other and a passion for the cause.

Children in  the image on the left tend a tree planted to commemorate the day, and remind themselves and other for it’s reason. The others show the red balloons signifying the message of hope the day brings end about to be launched to reach for the sky with their message. A proud day for the children and townsfolk of New Norfolk.

FOCUS FORCE IS PROUD OF THE WORK SUBMITTED BY JOP OLIVIA on the WALK FOR DANIEL DAY and is delighted that the images selected bring the message to our readers, making them aware of the program and what it aims to achieve.

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About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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