Saturday, 16 April 2016

Arts in action

 It is fantastic for our kids when people with special gifts come to share them with our children.
They learn so much from those who have been born with a talent.
Mark Webster, who is both a musician, drum maker and  artist, came to see us back in August when he brought us a hand-made drum kit which he had created especially for our Happy House and took time to show our children how to use it, has made a return visit 
Mark, who is head of art at Shenley Academy, Birmingham, was on a whirlwind trip to Watamu,  spent a morning with our children teaching and encouraging them to draw.
He also got them to beat out rhythms and helped them with their drum skills.
Mark, who lives in Telford, is
frequent visitor to Kenya and says he hopes to be back in the summer holidays and more workshops at Happy House will be on his list!
Thank you Mark, our kids were thrilled to see you again and look forward to the next time.

Fleetwood Friends

When Mama Sue and Papa Dave visited Fleetwood Rotary Club last month they were given a signed photograph of all the club members plus a water colour, both by Robert Stead.
Now they are back home they have had them framed and they now hang proudly in our reception.
Fleetwood Rotary is so supportive of our family, and a number of Rotarians also sponsor children, so it's lovely for the kids to be able to see their pictures.
Pictured are Stevie, Alex and Lucky.