We were thrilled to WIN the Schools Category of The British WIldlife Photography Awards for 2014. In May, WildlifeKate and Iain Green (from WildWonder) Took all of Year 5 and some Year 6 pupils, out into Hartshill Hayes to photograph the bluebells. All the pupils were taught how to look for the perfect shot, frame the picture using foliage, branches or trees and also to think about interesting angles from which to photograph the bluebells. We took hundreds of photographs and WildlifeKate chose 6 of the best ones that showed off our talent. She entered these into the BWPA awards as this is the biggest UK photography competition.
We WON the category, meaning that we won a super Canon 1100 DSLR camera and lens plus a Raspberry Pi computer kit for school. Miss Compton and WildlifeKate went down to London to a big Awards Ceremony where we received our prize from Chris Packham, from BBC Springwatch and lots of other wildlife programmes on the TV! It was all very exciting.
The winning portfolio will be on display in school and they can be seen in the beautiful coffee table book that has been produced, showing all the amazing winning images from the competition. It can be bought from Amazon! Our images will also feature in a touring exhibition.
You can see more of the winning images and find out more from the BWPA website at www.bwpa.org
This slideshow shows our winning images and the Award Ceremony in London!