Pupils at Hipperholme Grammar get behind the lens for project

Year eight student Jack Clayborough captures an image of his fellow pupils in the classroom
Year eight student Jack Clayborough captures an image of his fellow pupils in the classroom

Students at Hipperholme Grammar School have taken part in a unique project designed to develop their photography skills and also help illustrate their school’s new prospectus.

Pupils recently spent a day capturing their own photographs of life at the 100 year old school under the guidance of professional London-based photographer, Simon Jones.

The images depict the pupils themselves taking pictures of life inside and outside of the classroom, from science lessons to break time.

These photos will be used in the school’s new prospectus that will be released in early 2017.

Guided by Simon from Bonjour Photography, students were shown how to capture high quality images using professional camera equipment and were given guidance on image composition and the set-up of shots.

The students were eager to learn from Simon’s experience and throughout they day they all took some excellent photographs.

Jack Williams, Headmaster at Hipperholme Grammar School said: “When Simon visited our school, the brief was slightly different.

“Not only did we ask him to capture authentic pictures for our new prospectus, but also to spend time with our students to help them capture some of the images themselves.

“Taking pictures on smartphones is part of everyday life for most young people nowadays, and we wanted to expand on this and get our pupils involved in developing their photography skills using professional equipment in a fun and educational environment.”