GETTING READY TO ROCKLEY ON!

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ONLY 7 SLEEPS TO GO UNTIL THE WALLS OF THE FOCUS FORCE FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION BLOOM WITH THIS YEAR’S ACHIEVING SUPER SHOTS.

rockley-garden-circa 1962

It’s actions stations, and all things go with only a week until the gates and doors of the great hall swing  open for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden show for the 21st time next Wednesday. Judging is now nearly complete with only the ROCKLEY OVERALL BEST FOR ’16 to be decided. 5 CHOICE MAKERS are making the selection with the chief one saying that it is a difficult task with the standard of work. Highly complimentary for the finalists. The Kidz PIKz greeting cards are ready to roll on the printing press with an exciting new release. 

Watch wordpress over the coming days as the countdown continues to day one of the FOCUS FORCE KWC ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBITION & AWARDS ’16


FOCUS FORCE is getting Kids With Cameras ready for the MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW; http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/

 

KANGAROO ISLAND FOCUS FORCE KWC FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADORS SHARE THE MOMENT WITH THE CAPTAIN OF QUEEN VICTORIA & HIS CREW.

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On a day now firmly etched into history with the arrival of the Cunard Queen Victoria on her maiden these FF KWC from the KANGAROO ISLAND COMMUNITY EDUCATION campus took the role seriously when representing their classmates, and extended their message of friendship to the ship and all aboard in an important welcome to the island. The captain,,  Peter Philpott enjoyed his time ashore, as did his crew talking and interacting with the students who performed their task with task with dignity and respect. It was a job well done, and one that I am sure that all involved, especially the Friendship Ambassadors will remember with pride. Here the group consisting of; Dylan Bunney, Ella Donaldson, Brodie Gee, Claire Harvie, Edan Dobie, and Lilah Fulton accept a gift of the QUEEN VICTORIA SHIPS PLAQUE from the captain with him telling them that it is only given on very special occasions.

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FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras project coordinator Phillip Williams shakes hands with the master of the Cunard Queen Victoria at the completion of the welcoming ceremony during which the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP ALBUM was presented. The album carrying letters from the school, the Premier of SA, the Education Minister, and state and federal members will wait on board the ship until the pages are completed with the CHOICES to be made including that of the captains.

Hello, Sailor.

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The FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADORS stole the show taking centre stage when they “pirated” the hats of the crew in what FF considers a “master move”. Proudly wearing their JUNIOR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER badges, topped with their confiscated hats they make an impressive group. A stroke of good fortune being that the number of crew that came ashore matched the number of students . Saving the potential for a mutiny. Once again, what a day to remember.

The ceremony came to a close as you would expect from the “sailors” with a rousing chorus of 3 hip hip hoorays.

MORE TO COME IN THE DAYS & WEEKS AHEAD.

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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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