Lancaster schoolpupils see the bigger picture at exhibition

A new photographic exhibition aimed at helping secondary school pupils to improve their mental health will run at More Music in Morecambe.

Lightbulb Moments was created by pupils from Our Lady’s Catholic College during a Brain Hacks project led by professional photographer and former Our Lady’s pupil, Ginny Koppenhol.

Brain Hacks was a project specially commissioned for a cultural and creative education programme run by Lancaster District Cultural Education Partnership(Culture Co-op); Lancaster University, Curious Minds and Lancashire Youth Challenge(LYC).

The project involved 10 pupils from Years 9-11 and 6th form taking photographs on their smart phones of things which made them smile.

Ginny Koppenhol, second from right, pictured with Our Lady's Catholic College pupils who took part in the Brain Hacks project.

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    The students learned photography skills and creative techniques to produce 170 images for the exhibition at More Music which they also helped to plan.

    At the end of the course, the pupils said the project had been a positive experience and made them more open to the idea that they can positively influence their mood.

    Lightbulb Moments runs until May 4.