The first children awake greet the day with smiles and happiness.
During the night the temperature fell close to freezing, they slept in small tents on camping mats.
Yet there is no complaint, just acceptance of the mild discomfort.
It is part of the adventure, part of being human.
As they warm around the fire pit their laughter fills the air, their young souls are rich with promise and joyfulness.
It is such a pleasure to work with our children.
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