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Photography and More

Hi All

We have been catching up with learners from year 1.....

The Photography and More group came together as part of the Learn to grow photography courses at St Helens Adult and Community Learning. The learners had experienced low mood, anxiety or isolation for a variety of reasons, but many of them said that the courses helped to build their confidence and helped them relax.

As they progressed through the courses, they formed firm friendships and a passion for photography. When the courses came to an end, they decided to continue as a group and now meet on Tuesday afternoons, to take photographs and discuss their work.

In addition to the weekly meetings, the group arrange trips, to take photographs in new places. Recent visits include Liverpool and York, with a trip to Chester planned for the near future.

One member said that the self organised sessions were her ‘stress buster’ and gave her ‘time for me’; a sentiment that was echoed by others in the group.

Members of the group have also attended our current provision to encourage and inspire others.