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SOUTH HUNSLEY SCHOOL HAND PICKED FOR NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

This month, students from South Hunsley School in Hulltook part in a national schools photography competition, entitled ‘Making Places’, to mark the 30th anniversary of St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and developer of Melton Park.

South Hunsley School is one of just 30 secondary schools to be handpicked from across England and Wales to take part in the competition, entitled ‘Making Places’, which asks GCSE art students to capture the theme of placemaking through the medium of photography. In doing so, students will explore what community, architecture or urban design means to them.

Students from South Hunsley School recently attended a workshop hosted by Stephen Burke, photographer for the Telegraph and the Financial Times, and a member of award-winning, contemporary art organisation ‘WERK’*. The session provided the pupils with insightful guidance on how to encapsulate the theme of placemaking and a sense of community through photography, in addition to offering careers advice in this field.

South Hunsley School will now put forward its best shots captured by mid July 2016.  The national panel of judges will then select a shortlist of seven schools to go forward to the final.  The national final will take place in London on 27 September 2016 where the winner will be announced and awarded with a state of the art camera and £3,000 towards the school’s art department.

Miss Abbott, Executive Principal at South Hunsley School in Hull added:

“This competition is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain special insights into the environments surrounding them. By working closely with a nationally renowned photographer the students have not only been inspired creatively but have also gained an understanding of ‘professional practice’ which shows how creative skills learned in the classroom can lead to a successful career. In addition, the students have developed a deeper understanding of St. Modwen’s work in our local area and how it impacts them.”