TPS in the Community

TPS member, Jane Gautrey, has been helping inspire the children at the school where she works to have fun with photography.

Working with local photographer Kate York, Jane created the St Mary’s School Photography Competition. She then invited children at the school aged 8-11 years—and school staff members—to use some of their long summer holiday break to take photos across three categories: “Nature”, “Colour” and “Happy”.

This month, fellow TPS members Marcust Scott-Taggart and Allister Frost joined another local photographer to judge the entries. The quality and diversity of the images were really high and the children enjoyed this new challenge to get out flexing their creative minds to photograph the world around them. Jane even hosted a photography exhibition during the parents’ evenings to show off the children’s creativity behind the camera.

Photo Exhibition at St Mary’s School in Oxted

Both Marcus and Allister commented that seeing things through a child’s lens often presents a joyful new perspective of the world, bringing back memories of our own playful, care-free school years.

We’ve posted a few of the children’s winning images below. Please enjoy and get in touch if you think you could promote a similar initiative in your local community. It’s exciting helping the next generation discover a passion for the wonderful world of photography.