The ACP education team and Flashpoint Labs finished up their last class of photographic story-telling workshops at Alexandria Park Community School. We have had great fun going to classes at the school each Monday and sharing our passion for photography now with over 160 students. It has been inspiring to see everyone embrace the photography workshops with imaginative and encouraging attitudes.

The students still have another creative writing lesson with the team from the Sydney Story Factory.Then this exciting pilot project will wrap up in December with an exhibition of students' photographs alongside their short stories onsite at Alexandria Park Community School. Here students, staff, friends and family will have the great opportunity to see the creative and expressive photographic and written works of those involved in the workshops. We hope the passion and confidence of these young creatives that we saw during this wonderful and insightful last two terms will come out in their works.

Thank you again to the devoted group of volunteers who have been involved in delivery of this project, allowing for one-on-one encouragement in all aspects of the workshops. A big thank you to our partners Flashpoint Labs and Sydney Story Factory as well as Alexandria Park Community School for making this project possible.

 

Project partners

The Sydney Story Factory:

The Sydney Story Factory is a non-for-profit creative writing centre for marginalised young people in Redfern, Sydney. Trained volunteer tutors offer free help to write their stories.

 

Flashpoint Labs:

Flashpoint Labs is a social enterprise empowering young people from diverse backgrounds through photography. Flashpoint runs a corporate photography service as well as a training academy that provides changemaking photography programs.

 

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Images left to right and top to bottom:

Image 1 courtesy and © Flashpoint Labs, 2015.

Image 2 courtesy and © ACP, 2015.

Image 3 courtesy and © ACP, 2015.

Image 4 courtesy and © ACP, 2015.