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January 31st 2018

Celebrating photography Through My Mind's Eye

To celebrate the achievements of our photographers in Year 4, Blackheath High Junior school hosted a photography exhibition entitled 'Through My Mind's Eye' on Thursday 18 January.

The 'Through My Mind’s Eye' project ran for three sessions in the Autumn term. It was funded by HSBC and aimed to build self-confidence through the medium of photography, giving our girls the chance to meet and work with children from John Ball and All Saints’ schools whilst exploring the local environment.

The group was deliberately kept small with only 20 participants including Gracie, Lilly, Amelia, Annabel, Annabel, Millie, Reisha and Kitty from Junior school.

Led by Sarah Rodin (the photography teacher at the Junior school), the first session was school based and explored different viewpoints and angles in and around the playground. During the second session, the Blackheath Society took the group out into Blackheath Village to take photographs of local buildings of interest. 

The final session involved a walk to Greenwich Park on one of the last sunny days of Autumn with Fergus Noone (a local landscape photographer) who shared some of his tricks and techniques with the group. Will Wareing from the Girls' Day School Trust also joined the children.

The girls were justifiably proud of their photographs and pleased to reunite with their new friends from the other schools on the night of the exhibition. The children all received a pack of their prints and John Ball and All Saints’ Schools will receive a set of five cameras to continue the work, thanks to HSBC. 

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