Photography skills on show

Photography skills on show

Wey Valley students in Years 9 & 10 have recently been involved in photo-shoots to Portland and Bath as part of the GCSE Photography course and the results continue to impress staff and students.

A visit to Portland, stopping off at various sites to photograph the diverse landscape Portland has to offer, included Castletown, the outskirts of Portland Castle, Church Ope Cove, Portland Bill and High Angle Battery, known locally as the Ghost Tunnels.

Mr Grummett, joint Head of Art said, ‘It was a fantastic trip, and we were blessed with good weather resulting in students taking several hundred photos to add to their GCSE Portfolio. The students have returned to the classroom fired up with ideas of how to use the photos to create an exciting and stimulating final piece for their project’.

Year 9 students ventured to the City of Bath on the last day of term before the Easter break. Whilst the weather was not as kind as the visit the Portland, students had the opportunity to photograph the amazing city architecture including the Abbey, Roman Baths and the famous Pulteney Bridge.


Mr Grummett added, ‘it was a great trip and the photographs taken by the students were fantastic – the skills and awareness on show by the students during the two trips were an absolute credit and this bodes well for the students as they continue their studies back at school. 

The Wey Valley School also has an Instagram account with many pieces of work on display and details of upcoming trips and projects @weyvalleyphotography @weyvalleyart

Ms Adams, Principal at the Wey Valley School congratulated two excellent Art & Photography trips adding, ‘the Art Department and students continue to produce outstanding work and we are all looking forward to the annual Art Exhibition which takes place later this term.’