Photo competition launched in Limavady

Four Primary schools in the Limavady Borough; Ballykelly, Drumachose, Limavady Central and St.Finlough’s, were the first schools to have participated in an exciting new education programme delivered by Belfast Exposed Photography.

The programme is run in partnership with the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró and is supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pupils had the opportunity to use photography as an art form, learn new skills using digital cameras, and to develop team work skills and opportunities to be creative with their own projects, while building lasting relationships with their local Arts Centre.

The special posters on display in the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre show the very high standard of photography skills in the pupils’ favourite photographs. The posters reflect their understanding of photography and their society, and awareness of their local history and cultural heritage through visits to the Arts Centre and location visits in Limavady town.

Winners from Ballykelly P.S. were, from Mrs McNulty’s class; Daniel Tranter and James Millar, and from Mrs Patton’s class; Patrick Miller and Jake Burnham-hand.From Limavady Central P.S. winners were, from Mrs Loughery’s class; Jon Anderson and Sophie McCarther and from Mrs Brien’s class Alice Crown and Tim Loughery.Drumachose P.S. winners were, from Mr Knowles class; Caitlin McManus and Bethan Elder and from Mr McCay’s class winners were Allan Scott and Emma Douglas.