Photography 1 wins prizes!

Congratulations to our HS Photography class. We recently entered a ‘Young Photographers’ street photography competition sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in London and the UK Institute of Education / Confucius Institute for Schools. This is an international competition out of London open to students worldwide. We did very well this year (we got a first place and a runner up last year). It pays to take Photography – students won a collective 225GBP in prize money!

Henry (Hoi Yue) got a 1st place


Scarlett O’Keefe got a 2nd place

by Scarlett

Maxime Pean and Adit Jacob came 4th


by Maxime Pean


by Adit

Goal Setting for Photography – What could a Photography 2 class look like?

7 C’s Strand: Confer

“I invite, welcome, and respect your ideas and feedback.”

I will focus on one strand in particular – “I seek feedback from my students about the effectiveness of my learning activities.”
I will try to get feedback from all students about changes that could be made to the course. I do ask informally but it isnt usually the quieter kids who respond the most. I should make sure get feedback from full range of ability/understanding. For now I think I will talk to each student 1-1 as they are probably a but tired of formal surveys.
I will tie this into questions on what a Photography 2 class could look like


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