During the summer term Y9 pupils who had opted for GCSE Art and Design had the exciting opportunity to take part in a photography workshop with a professional photographer at the new St Modwen’s housing site in Branston.  St Modwen’s are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary and had invited 30 schools from across the country to enter the best photographs from their workshop sessions to illustrate their theme of ‘Making Places’.  We entered a series of photographs from the Y9’s workshop and were excited to learn take Maddie Bradley’s photograph had reached the final seven.  Over 400 pupils took part so to reach the final 7 was an outstanding achievement.  Maddie was invited to the prize giving ceremony in London where she also visited Farrell’s Architecture offices for a tour.  Sadly she did not win but she did receive a camera for making it to the finals, well done Maddie. (also see page 14 for Kyle’s photo.)

Maddy’s mum said “They had a brilliant day. The visit to Farrells was extremely interesting. Architecture and art go hand in hand and we had a fantastic tour and very interesting talk.”

We chose this photograph because we felt that the multiple exposure gave a sense of ‘Making Places’, of an area being regenerated and renewed.  There is a feeling of movement and growth and the vivid enhancement of colour emphasises this being positive change.  There is an almost ghostly figure watching as all of the changes are happening around them, life is moving forwards


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