‘Maths is easy, Photography is hard’

We have delivered 224 workshops to around 1400 children from 56 reception and primary schools classes alongside with teachers and TA who attended an INSET session. 120 collective stories, built 32 pop up darkrooms and done 32 photo hunts and introduced more than 120 parents to using photography at home to support their children’s education, give their children freedom to explore and express themselves without judgment and explore their local environment
Learning through photography encourages children to explore their world as they photograph scenes from their daily lives. Their photos become catalysts for oral and written expression, and family learning.
We have put together a project with the Brixton Learning Collaborative and the Windmill cluster, who work for 2 groups of 21 schools in Lambeth, South London. The schools work together through educational partnerships to support the children and families in the London Borough of Lambeth, which includes one of the 10 most deprived wards in England, UK.
Building on the success of a 3 months pilot project that we carried out in Spring 2014, we have received initial funding from a local charity to deliver a programme of workshops using photography to support literacy and maths in primary schools in Lambeth over 3 years.
What the children said…
‘ It is such an adventure!’
‘ I really like putting the characters into the story’
‘ I like the writing about the pictures’ 
‘ I learnt how to take better pictures’
‘ I loved acting emotions’
‘ I likes using pictures to imagine a story’
‘Anything around us are shapes” 
‘I learnt what a degree is’