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'Inspiring' young people to fulfil their potential through photography

Posted: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31 by Jon Ferguson

'Inspiring' young people to fulfil their potential through photography

In November 2013, De Lisle College he first 'Joe's school photography competition – titled 'My World' which attracted over 100 entries resulting in many outstanding examples of young people demonstrating their passion for photography.

Two pupils have since decided to take their interest in photography to another level which has resulted in notable achievements - see below:

James T. (YR 10) is currently taking his Duke of Edinburgh Award. This involves learning a new skill and so he chose photography. James had very little experience using a camera before but decided to combine his love of sport with photography. This has since progressed from using a simple compact camera to being familiar and confident with a Digital SLR, picking up vital skills along the way.

James S. ( Yr 10) is already an accomplished photographer and came to the attention of the college media team when he was came second in the Joe Humphries De Lisle College Photography competition held in 2013. As a result of being commended for his outstanding work he was asked to help take photos for the school. Since then James's work has been used on the college website and on a huge banner in the school's swimming pool.

Terry Sharp, De Lisle College, said :

' Joe's interest in photography and ambition to set up a photography club at De lisle is already proving fruitful with some outstanding photography achievements by students at the college. However none of this would have been possible without the wonderful support from Joe's Trust by supplying some quality camera equipment for students to use.'

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