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Students wow in photography competition

Date Posted: 22/05/2019 | Posted In: Latest news

Students from QE have once again showcased their photography skills in the annual ‘World Around Us’ competition, organised by the Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club (DTNFC). DTNFC meet at the College every week during the winter months and hope to encourage more young people to take an interest in natural history. For the competition, students were required to capture an image which represents an area of natural history, in addition to submitting a written summary explaining the context of the photograph. This year’s winner, receiving £100, was Sophie White who took a beautiful, sunlit image of the Lake District whilst completing Geography fieldwork in Wasdale. Neave Heaton secured second place, winning £50, after submitting a photograph taken at sunset during a family holiday in Wales and Emma Baker finished third with her entry of a red squirrel in Snaizeholme, North Yorkshire. Emma received £25. The three winners were presented with cheques and framed copies of their photographs by DTNFC members, Martin and Gill, who also gave a cheque to the College for the benefit of the students.

Theresa Amarawansa, Assistant Principal, comments: ‘We are extremely proud of Sophie, Neave and Emma for winning the ‘World Around Us’ competition. Their high quality photographs could very easily be mistaken for professional images. To see young people take an interest in natural history is truly magnificent. We are delighted with the opportunity DTNFC has given to our students and look forward to continuing to work with them in the future’.