Walmsley Primary School, Bolton, Lancashire

As there are 45 students in each year group, the workshop format was the same for both days with separate morning and afternoon sessions. All students were kitted out with digital compact cameras.

Sessions started with camera basics such as holding and focussing, then the groups moved onto composition and lighting, leading into the first session on portraits which was set in the classroom. The next session was on macro photography, which gave the opportunity for a change of scenery. The final workshop was on forced perspective which encouraged everyone to ‘get in close, then get in closer to the subject’. The children responded very well to the project challenges and worked effectively both on their own and in groups.