Over the last couple of years we have been working with Southern Rail on several community based projects. The first “A day out by rail” can be viewed from the links on the main website. Due to the success of this project we have organised and been working on a second project in collaboration with South Downs National Park and Southern based along a similar format.
South Downs/Southern Rail project – Promotional posters
There are two parts to this community-based project. The first part of this project involved yr9 and 11 Photography students producing promotional posters for the South Downs National Park to promote their initiative for sustainable travel around the park. During the autumn term of 2013 the students have been working on a Natural forms project studying different photographers and their approach to this subject matter. The posters formed their final piece for this project. Students used a combination of Photoshop and their own photographic work taken during a visit to the South Downs National park.
The following 20 images will be framed and displayed in the following train stations of Amberley, Arundel, Ford, Chichester and Barnham and also at the South Downs Sites of Interest tourist information offices, such at trust centres and country parks etc. The images will also be publicised on their website and further information with regard to links to this site are to follow.
The posters will be framed and displayed at the final locations.
South Downs/Southern Rail project- On Site mural at West Worthing train station
As well as the posters there is also an on site mural painting that is part of a regeneration scheme for West Worthing Station. West Worthing station is viewed by Southern as the gateway to the South Downs and many lines change here for stations in the National park. This part of the project will be completed during activities week July 2014. It will consist of a large painted mural promoting access to the South Down National Park by rail and will be designed and painted by yr9 and yr8 students. We very much look forward to working on this part of the project during the summer term and seeing its completion ready for the summer holidays.
Some Quotes from Our Students
Molly – “For my final piece I really wanted to incorporate as much colour as I could, as well as keeping the piece subtle. I really enjoyed doing a natural forms topic. What I loved about this opportunity of working with the National Park and Southern Rail was being able to add my own touch and style to the work. I’m really pleased with my final outcome.”
Almee – “I really enjoyed this natural forms topic. My favourite photographer, who inspired me the most was Andy Small. I used a lot of his techniques for my final piece but also used techniques from other photographers such as; Georgia O’keeffe and Ansel Adams.”