Eye-catching images taken by young photographers from the Rochford district have been exhibited at a very special presentation evening in the Rochford Methodist Church Hall.
Budding David Baileys aged seven to 13 proudly displayed their work to celebrate the success of Through Our Eyes, a series of summer workshops delivered by Hayley Elizabeth Photography and funded by Sanctuary Housing.
Under the guidance of professional photographer Hayley Duff, children spent time learning the basics of photography and capturing some of Rochford’s most iconic landmarks, nature and other items of interest through a lens.
Hayley said: “The children were really focussed and I was very impressed with the quality of their work and their imaginative approaches.
“I could see their confidence growing with each new task. They were inspiring each other to try different techniques and look at the world from a new perspective.”
Chris Silvey, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “For the fourth consecutive year, this successful project has given the children an opportunity to create some great art work to be proud of.
“As well as trying something new and meeting new friends, they have developed a sense of belonging and appreciation for where they live.”
Chris presented each child with a certificate in recognition of their achievements at the event which was attended by the group and their families.
This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.