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Honouring our past…

poppies11…and mentoring our future. So last weekend was the final day of the Poppies display at St Georges Hall in Liverpool. And my 9yo daughter had just been given a SLR digital camera for her birthday, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for her to learn about her new ‘toy’. She was already well aware of the significance of Remembrance Day, but this the first time she had seen the visiting ‘weeping window’ display during it’s time in Liverpool. On a bitterly cold raw January day, she spent a long time studying the poppies, and taking photographs to capture the emotion of the weeping window display. She has been lucky to have had free use of various cameras as she has been growing up, from a robust kiddizoom to various ‘old’ point and shoot cameras that we have considered worth the risk that she may drop in order to give her the opportunity to learn and enjoy photography in a similar way that I was encouraged as a child. To have spent time helping her enjoy her first ‘grown-up’ camera, one that she can call her own, was absolutely priceless, and I’m looking forward to watching her skills and imagination grow as she explores photography on her own terms. Sharing the experience of the poppies and remembrance day with our children and seeing their understanding and respect grow for those who sacrificed their lives is so important, and ensures that we as a nation will ‘never forget’. Her photographs honouring the sacrifices of those who fought for their country are all her own work, including the editing, and we are proud to showcase her interpretation of these beautiful remembrance poppies ♥
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