Photographer's Note

A spontaneous shot as he turned in his father's arms.........

I've just spent the week with a party which included this little boy from Bethlehem - his Lutherian Christian parents run a youth club in the town and last week they brought a group of ten children to further their links with Hope Hamilton school in nearby Leicester and churches in the northern city of Leeds.

Hope Hamilton is a very multi-cultural school run by a friend Jacky Farnell. The ethos of the school is uncompromisingly respectful and inclusive of all faiths although Christian based.

During the week we took them camping in the White Peak area of Derbyshire - the kids reaction to wide open, uncontrolled space was just amazing! This little child, Bishara, is also quite amazing - as all young children are! With all mine pretty much grown up it was a delight to have a toddler around for so long and to see his delight in what he saw, who he met and where we went was just wonderful.

Jewish, Christian, Moslem - I couldn't tell from looking at this child - can you? Just a beautiful little boy amongst the trees beside a river looking in wonderment at the world - hope springs eternal.

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Additional Photos by Kev Ryan (KevRyan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1784 W: 193 N: 5128] (22956)
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