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Rayleigh youngsters get snap-happy for exhibition

8 September 2016
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Rayleigh youngsters who got snap-happy on a photography course have showcased their work at an exciting exhibition.

Rochford Housing provided funding for the free training course, delivered by Hayley Elizabeth Photography, which allowed the young people to learn the basics of photography and capture images of local landmarks.

Taking place at Christ Church United Reform Church in Rayleigh, the exhibition included pictures of famous local sights such as Rayleigh Windmill, Dutch Cottage, Trinity Church and Rayleigh Mount.

The group of Rayleigh youngsters, all aged 8-13, also crafted eye-catching photo frames during the course that their pictures were displayed in.

Eleven-year-old Truley Harris, who took part in the course, said: “I’ve learned some brilliant new photography skills and would now like to take it up as a hobby. It was also really exciting to see my photos on show at the exhibition.”

Rochford Housing’s resident involvement officer, Chris Silvey, commented: “This was a really engaging community-led project that the young people threw themselves into.

“As well as learning a host of new skills, the group were also able to meet other people of their own age from around Rayleigh and interact with them in a really positive way.”

Photographer Hayley Elizabeth Duff, from Hayley Elizabeth Photography, added: “The project was really successful, and I look forward to working with Rochford Housing on more creative initiatives in the future.”