We held an amazing Visual Poetry Jam at Bulls School, where the lovely Kerri Guard, Teacher of the Year 7/8’s, hosted us. A group of 18 enthusiastic students, along with a teacher’s aide, joined in for a day of creative exploration.
The weather smiled on us with a beautiful sunny day following a refreshing rain, giving us the perfect backdrop for outdoor photography. Puddles from the rain turned into playful props for action shots and reflective imagery.
The event kicked off with an interactive session covering cellphone camera settings, followed by tips for enhancing photos during post-production. The students then put their skills to the test with a photowalk, capturing the world around them. The adorable presence of Gritty the Irish Doodle, adding an exciting touch to the day. Students had the chance to practice pet portraiture, honing their photography skills in a fun and engaging way. The school’s rural setting provided a charming backdrop for environmental shots, with the neighboring livestock joining in as perfect models.
The workshop fostered not only growth in photography but also meaningful connections and a shared enthusiasm among the participants, truly heartwarming.
Our goal was to cultivate photography skills, promote community involvement, and ignite an enduring passion for creativity. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved, students, teachers, for creating unforgettable memories. Here’s to nurturing creativity and inspiring future pursuits!
Support provided by
Rangitīkei District Council
Rangitīkei District Creative Communities
COGS Whanganui / Waimarino / Rangitikei