Children of all ages showcase talent during Picnic in the Park

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The annual Regent’s School Picnic in the Park took place on the afternoon of Sunday May 18th and as with previous years there was a showcase of talent from children of all ages.

The event was held at its usual venue, the Father Ray Children’s Home, and the threat of rain and the gathering of black clouds did nothing to deter the young musicians and performers.

The Korean drummers.The Korean drummers.

The first performance of the day was a gymnastic performance. The audience sat in awe as the children flew through the air, performed back flips and all under the supervision of their teacher, Mr. Ivan, who just happens to be a former European champion and member of the Spanish Olympic gymnast team.

From then on it was performance after performance from the children from Regent’s and also from the children living at the Father Ray Children’s Home.

Korean drummers, aerobic dancers, songs from soloists, duets and even the teachers had a jam session.

For the young children there was a car ride and a painting booth which kept everyone amused, while the man in charge of the bouncy castle gave up trying to limit the numbers of children who climbed over it.

The day came to an end with a performance by the rock band from the Children’s Home and, even though they sang in Thai, the band received a lot of compliments on their musical skills.

The aim of the event, apart from giving the children an opportunity to perform before a live audience, was to raise much needed funds for the Father Ray Children’s Home and more than 23,000 baht was raised.

More information can be found at www.fr-ray.org or email [email protected]

A musical genius.A musical genius.

Mr Ivan assists his gymnasts.Mr Ivan assists his gymnasts.

The day ended with the rock band from the Children’s Home.The day ended with the rock band from the Children’s Home.

The future Eric Clapton.The future Eric Clapton.

This young lady gave a beautiful rendition of a Cyndy Lauper classic.This young lady gave a beautiful rendition of a Cyndy Lauper classic.

Fun on the bouncy castle.Fun on the bouncy castle.

There was fun for all the children.There was fun for all the children.