Children seem to be enthralled with the cameras. It's hard to tell if this is because of a child's innocence and trusting nature, or simply because the camera and microphone are like new toys.
In our "Tell the Government" assignment, the young teens from Fairhill School wanted to be involved in every part of the recording process, from shooting video to being on camera. The "Individual Enterprise" assignment was no different. While at Fairhill Burial Ground, Daniel Harris' goddaughter Khashyia, could not wait to get her hands on my microphone. Once she did, she wouldn't let go, even to let us interview her godfather.
Amidst reports and news stories of violence in schools and low test scores, sometimes it's easy to forget that kids are just kids. They're energetic, interested, and relentless when it comes to asking questions.
Some of the most rewarding times in Fairhill have been having to answer the "What are you doing?" question, especially when it comes from the mouth of a 10-year-old that just wants to dance in front of the camera.