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Pupils capture Peak Park beauty

Pupils from a Sheffield school have created a new exhibition of photos inspired by the beauty of the Peak District National Park.

Work by youngsters at Birkdale School in Broomhill will be on show in a gallery at Bakewell visitor centre in the Old Market Hall until August 9.

A group of 34 ten and 11-year-olds created the images during a day exploring moorland and woodland at Longshaw near Grindleford.

They were given guidance and tuition by award winning landscape and wildlife photographers Ian Daisley, Karen Frenkel and Graham Dunn.

Graham said: “After a short lesson on cameras, settings, photography and composition the children were let loose to explore and photograph the surrounding environment.

“They photographed the big landscape, the lake, trees, woodland, wildlife and each other, and we helped them fine tune their technique.”

The youngsters managed to take 2,800 photos which were distilled down to just 34 final selections - one each. An overall winning image was also chosen.

 

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