Pupils get snap happy

Pictured (left to right) are: Phoebe Verstralen, Darcey Axon and Ian Lockhead Anderson
Pictured (left to right) are: Phoebe Verstralen, Darcey Axon and Ian Lockhead Anderson

Lathallan School pupils are holding a ‘School Life’ photography exhibition at the Lifeboat House, Johnshaven, until Sunday, May 8.

On Friday afternoons at Lathallan School, the Senior pupils can choose to undertake a variety of activities instead of academic lessons.

One such group decided to take up photography, and the current exhibition is the result of months of work from this small group of amatuer photographers.

Art teacher Peter Drahony explained: “Initially I spent time with the children teaching them photography methods, and exploring both analogue and digital cameras.

“I then gave the children an open brief to explore people, places and things.

“There’s such a rich enviroment in the grounds of the school, and Brotherton Castle, that the pupils took some unusual and fantastic photographs recording their own lives at the school”.

Pupil Phoebe Verstralen (14) from Stonehaven discussed her impressions of taking part in the first Lathallan photography exhibition: “Photography was completely new to me”

“I really enjoyed learning about all the different techniques, and I liked the artistic freedom of taking photos of the nature around school. Also its pretty cool to see your artwork being displayed”.

The ‘School Life’ exhibition of photographs by senior pupils from Lathallan School will continue to be exhibited between 12 noon to 4pm at the Lifeboat House, Fore Street, Johnshaven until Sunday 8th May.

Entry to the Lifeboat House is free.