Focusing on photography

03:10, Jul 19 2013
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Woodlands Primary School holds photography competition.

Some Southland children are certainly profiting from their learning.

Woodlands Primary School pupils have swapped maths books for camera lenses to produce a photography exhibition, while also raising money for a projector.

Senior students have spent the past few months teaching their younger peers the art of photography.

The pupils were lucky enough to benefit from the PTA providing 12 cameras for the classrooms, which the children then took on school camp and learnt how to use before passing on their knowledge to the younger pupils.

The school then ran a photography exhibition for all the different age groups to decide which photos would go on to the national school digital media, MADE Awards.

Only eight pupils will go on to the awards, but a group of entrepreneurial students have not let everybody's hard work go to waste.

They have printed the photos on to cards, which the group have been selling to raise money for a new school projector.

The group has already raised more than $500.

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