In order to celebrate the importance of eyes, and eye health, I was asked by Boots to let Miss A (who has just started school) loose with my camera last week, for one day on the way home from school. I actually went for my camera phone, as it’s really easy for her small fingers to use.
This was such an interesting campaign when I heard about it I had to join in. I thought it would not only be an interesting insight for me, but also for others to see what a child sees as they walk home from school. It was also a great opportunity to ask her why she was taking certain things as we walked home. It took a little while longer to get home that day, but it was so lovely chatting and taking photographs rather than our usual rushing.
Miss A usually would be scooting home, as we live a good half an hour walk from school, so she really is only observant in as far as dodging bikes and dogs on her way home. I on the other hand seen to be forever looking out for hazards along the way.
She wasted no time at all, by first snapping in the school playground a colourful painted alphabet. She also took lots of photographs, of litter that had been left on the floor. I must admit, I rarely notice litter on the school run, but was amazed that she did, so much of it too. We had a great chat about where we should put our rubbish.
As it was starting to get sunny after a little rain, she also managed to get a couple of shadow photos. We especially liked the second one that was over the grate, as she was thought it looked like she was wearing high heels on the photo, which A thought was hilarious.
I also love that she took lots of photographs of flowers, trees and berries that we passed. That’s one of the things I notice the most, as I love our walk home for being so green.
I think she should be proud of the last photograph, it’s really rather good! She really did enjoy taking the photographs, so much so that we are going to do this again, maybe in a couple of month when autumn really kicks in.
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I was not paid for this post, but was provided with an inspirational eye health kit. If you would like to make an appointment to have a boots eye check, please follow this link.