Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I loved having a go at this month's Seven Vignettes. I managed to find a retro cutting board at an op-shop which made a great background. I was aiming for a summery and festive collection with the focus mostly on red, white and green.
As always, there were some amazingly beautiful vignettes created. Check out the hashtag #7vignettes to see what I mean. You could even give it a crack yourself!
And if you're interested, have a look at the links below to see my vignettes for the year.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
FRESH MUSHROOMS FROM THE VEG BOX // PHOTOGRAPHING THE CHURCH WITH MIDDLE YEARS STUDENTS // JENKINS SLEEPING-THINKING //
WILD WEATHER AT SCHOOL // THRIFTED BOWLS // WHITE AND PURPLE FLOWERS
Towards the end of the year at our school, the Year 9's go away camping. Which leaves only the Year 7's and 8's on campus (the Year 10's have already had exams and left and the Senior College students had their exams and left before then.) Usually, because of the low numbers of staff left as others supervise camps, Middle Years students have an "Activity Week." It's undergone a change this year though and has been re-branded as Service Week - the kids went out into the community and helped out where they could.
Some groups visited the elderly, others went to primary schools and helped with lessons or other odd-jobs that needed doing. A group helped out in the garden at the parish church, others went to local beaches and did planting and clearing rubbish. One group helped to create a bike track (and then were lucky enough to be able to test it out on the last day.)
I supervised a group of students who took photos of the church and some of the nearby beach and then made cards for the priest who is leaving to work in Fiji - he's going to give them to the locals to show what our town and the church is like.
Most of the kids seemed to enjoy it - I think (I hope) they got a lot out of it and I hope we do it again next year.
Do you volunteer in your local community?
Linking up with Em for her Weekly Stills.
Friday, December 6, 2013
These are the last of my shots from last weekend's visit to Annsleigh Gardens in Ridgley. You can see the first of the bunch here.
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Ridgley TAS 7321
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