An image of pupils who entered the competition

Alderley Edge school for girls host photography competition

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Alderley Edge School for Girls hosts Cheshire wide photography competition

Alderley Edge School for Girls hosted their first ever Cheshire Schools’ Photography competition for pupils in Years 5 and 6 for schools across Cheshire.

The lucky pupils from the shortlisted schools involved in the competition were Vernon Primary in Poynton, Wilmslow Grange and Loreto Preparatory in Altrincham. This competition also included a group of girls from the host school, Alderley Edge School for Girls.

Each of the pupils from the different schools were required to submit a high quality image, which they had taken, which met one of the following criteria: ‘I am inspired by’, ‘challenges that help me grow’ and ‘I look forward to’. The pupils also had to write a 100 word explanation as to why or how their photograph linked to their chosen statement.
The pupils had a fantastic day at Alderley Edge School for Girls, enjoying exploring light painting and creative photography techniques. The pupils also celebrated the winners’ success and were really happy for the competition top photographers Lola Ashton, Year 5 winner from Vernon Primary School and George Church, Year 6 winner from Wilmslow Grange.

Following the pupil’s success, Helen Jeys, Headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls and Michelle Billington, Head of Art and Photography, will be attending the competition winners’ schools to present their framed photograph in front of all their peers.

Michelle Billington, judge of the competition said: “It was extremely hard to choose between children of such talent. We were really impressed with all of the entries and it was a really close call. We had a fantastic day celebrating photography and creativity and it was lovely to share this passion with other schools in the area.”


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