The best pictures from Our Lady's High School, Motherwell

Stuff and things


The Photography Club had fun with a box of fossils and geological materials from the Education Resource Service.

Pupils tried out the different resources in different locations, practising their macro shots.

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My Place Photography Competition

This is a Photography competition about your surroundings, and in particular,

Images must depict an element of Scotland’s buildings, monuments or archaeology. Images of nature will not be accepted.


It’s open to anyone aged between 4-18, and free to enter. All images have to be submitted through the school.

Winners’ photographs will represent Scotland in a worldwide exhibition.

Please send all photos to Mrs Macfadyen or Ms Steinert by January 9th. Photographs can be submitted through the school homework e-mail or on a pen drive.

Please see the PhotoArch site for more information.

Young Human Rights Photojournalism Competition (Amnesty International)

Competition information from the Amnesty Website

Students can take a photo on any human rights theme that they feel passionately about.

We’re looking for photos that show creativity and that make the viewer care about the story at hand. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to enter! Photos can be taken on mobile phones or any digital camera. Permission must be sought before taking and submitting photos.

To enter the Photojournalism category of the Competition, you should take a photo highlighting a human rights news story in the UK. This could be a personal story about an individual or group of people in your school/local community or a national story about people enjoying, being denied or standing up for human rights. The photo may be staged, but we expect it to depict a real human rights story.

You can also submit some background information to accompany your photograph. This must be no more than 100 words long. The judges will judge the photograph alone but your accompanying background information may help the judges to better understand your photo. In the background information, You must say if your photograph was staged.

The Photojournalism Category is divided into two age groups:

  • Pupils aged 7-14 years old (pupils in P3 – S2 in Scotland)
  • Pupils aged 14-18 years old (pupils in S3-6 in Scotland)

Judges will be looking for photos that:

  • Communicate a human rights story effectively
  • Arouse interest, emotion and/or commitment
  • Show creativity

Deadline for entries 18 Feb 2013.

Solstice competition

Tonight is the summer solstice and STV are asking people to photography the sky to show how light it is where they live.

You can find more information here.

Knife Crime

The Photography Club have been working together on a competition to create a logo for the No Knives Better Lives campaign.

A story in three pictures

This week’s challenge is to try to tell a story in just three pictures. There are two examples on the blog already, Candlelife, and Aaron’s.

Good luck.

Dalzell Estate

A wee wander on a beautiful day.