Have you ever seen a person flying a kite without a big smile on their face? There were smiles all round when we hosted a kite flying party for children from St
Laurence’s Children’s Haven
Around 30 children joined us at the beautiful Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate in Centurion. The morning started with each child choosing a kite kit from the wide selection we brought. The attraction of familiar super heroes like Spiderman were snapped up first and My Pony and Tinkerbell – the attraction of the bright pink ensured that everyone had a favourite.
Then it was time to get building. Adults helped with the tricky bits and made sure each kite was correctly assembled, and then we were off across the cricket oval with a light breeze helping most kites get off the ground. There were some tears when a kite crashed, then the excitement of getting it airborne again. While the children raced around, we were quickly exhausted and we left most of them to handle the flying on their own while we watched.
Delicious hamburgers with all the trimmings were grilled and served thanks to our Customer Service and Training Managers, Beate and Alet, and then it was back to the kites. The wind had picked up quite a bit so it was a bit more of a challenge for the little ones, but some real naturals who looked like they had been flying kites all their lives soon showed the adults up – next year a competition is in order!
We know that the children enjoyed the day out as much as we did and we plan to make August kite flying with St Laurence’s children an annual event.
You can check out great pictures from our Kite Day on our Facebook page