In 2021, King Edward’s School, Bath began working with staff at Three Ways School, a local Community Special School providing for over 200 pupils with a wide range of special educational needs. The Art and Photography department at KES and staff at Three Ways School established a creative arts partnership, which has since seen the schools working together twice a year to facilitate arts workshops for pupils.
The latest workshop focussed on Photography and took place in the KES Photography department’s photographic studio, dark room, and media suite. The workshop was led by three members of the KES Art and Photography staff, aided by four of their Sixth Form Photography pupils, and was aimed at Sixth Form students, aged between 16-19 years old, from Three Ways School. Seven of whom took part.
The aims of the workshop were to provide an opportunity for the Three Ways School students to develop their photographic and creative skills to support their personal development and for KES to build upon its partnership with Special Schools in the area. Feedback following the workshop highlighted that it did just that, as well as providing a valuable opportunity for the KES students to further develop their teaching and communication skills: