Stu­dents pro­mote the re­gion

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

SIX Har­vey Se­nior High School stu­dents are pro­mot­ing their re­gion through their own eyes, dis­play­ing the colour of the shire with pho­tog­ra­phy skills learnt over the past year.

In a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Har­vey Vis­i­tor Cen­tre and the school, the stu­dents were given a brief for photos from around the shire to pro­mote to visi­tors.

Art teacher Polly Billing said the pro­fes­sional-style brief gave the stu­dents mo­ti­va­tion to take on the project and use the skills they had learnt through­out the term.

“It was a re­ally great op­por­tu­nity for the kids to have a real world project to work to­wards,” he said.

“They’re a lot more en­gaged when they see an out­side world con­text with what they’re do­ing.

“They were able to use all the the­ory they had learnt in­side the class­room.”

On De­cem­ber 8, stu­dents Zoe Tim­lin, Is­abella Ital­iano, Zane Win­duss, Monique El­lis, Sarah Oberthur and Na­dia Davis took pho­to­graphs in Brunswick Junc­tion, Australind, Myalup and at Stir­ling Cot­tage be­fore re­turn­ing to school.

“They were re­ally in­volved with it, there are lots of shots to choose from,” Ms Billing said.

Act­ing Har­vey Vis­i­tor Cen­tre man­ager Shamara Wil­liams said she could not wait to see how the stu­dents viewed their own shire.

“Th­ese are the sto­ries we want to pro­mote to visi­tors out­side of the dis­trict, the sto­ries of the lo­cal res­i­dents that make this such a vi­brant and di­verse shire.”

Ms Wil­liams said the photos would be used by the cen­tre to pro­mote the re­gion on so­cial me­dia and shared with the Bun­bury Geographe Tourism Part­ner­ship and Tourism WA for pro­mo­tional cam­paigns, with the stu­dents fully cred­ited for their work.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Har­vey Se­nior High School Year 10 stu­dents Zane Win­duss, Monique El­lis, Sarah Oberthur and Na­dia Davis take snaps to pro­mote the Shire of Har­vey.

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