Exmouth College, Devonshire

Over the seven week workshop series, students learned how to take effective photographs and short films using digital cameras, tablets and iPads. Topics such as lighting and exploring colour informed the sessions which were 90 minutes each.

To explore citizenship, students were encouraged to look at their lives and the world around them through the lens of a camera. The idea was to use their creative voice to help them make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and their communities.

Citizenship is the only subject in the national curriculum that teaches about the way democracy, politics, the economy and the law work and again, this area was explored by looking at relevant photography and visual footage.

Students looked at their own lives, families and friendship groups and took photographs that demonstrated how they can make a difference by being a contributing citizen.

The workshop series resulted in a wide body of work which can be viewed around the school.