Recognising and Rewarding Local Talent
18 May 2022
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Spring in a Frame Photography Competition Exhibition after school on Wednesday 18th May. It was a great opportunity to combine a celebration of the photography talents of local children with raising much needed funds to help support the Ukrainian people.
Back in March, children from all the local primary schools, Eaton Bank Academy and CHS were challenged by our Science teacher, Mr Holmes, to get out and about in nature with their cameras and send in their fantastic animal and habitat photos for our competition. We were so pleased with the response and Mr Holmes received over one hundred photographs showing a variety of flora and fauna.
Well done to all those who took part and congratulations to the winners and runners up, who each received a fabulous 3-in-1 fisheye/macro/wide angle phone camera lens, a monster bar of chocolate, an A3 copy of their photograph and a certificate.
The winners in each category were:
Primary School Winner: Charlie G Mossley CE Primary School
Primary School Runner Up: Neesha S Y5 Mossley CE Primary School
Eaton Bank Winner: Jonathan L Year 10
Eaton Bank Runner Up: Amy R 13
CHS Winner: Holly W Year 7
CHS Runner Up: Savannah H Year 7
Thank you to our Sixth Form judges: Year 12 Sophie M and Maddi H and Year 13 Eloise G.
Throughout the exhibition, guests were able to choose their own favourite photograph and vote for this by placing a sticker next to it. CHS student, Year 7 Will S, won the People's Choice Award with his lovely image of a lamb. He was presented with his prize of a studio session at Ollier Photography and chocolate by our Headteacher, Mr Barlow.
In addition to enjoying the wonderful photographs, there was also a quiz to challenge guests and this was won by Emma Walton who scored 100 percent, with every question answered correctly!
The raffle too was a great success, with so many prizes, everyone who entered went home with something!
The combined sales of refreshments, raffle tickets and quiz entries resulted in a total amount of £150 raised by the event for the Ukraine Fund.
A very special thank you to Year 11 students, Ella R and Isabelle M, for helping to organise, set-up and run the exhibition and awards event.
- Charlie G
- Neesha S
- Jonathan L
- Amy R
- Holly W
- Savannah H
- Will S