Pupils Explore Edinburgh Through the Lens

We’re delighted to see the return of educational trips at Sedbergh School and recently, our Year 10 & 12 Photography and Digital Media pupils visited Edinburgh.

As we begin to start our educational trips again, after almost a two year absence, Edinburgh was “the perfect city for budding photographers”, said Mrs Kennedy, Teacher of Art, Graphics and Digital Media at Sedbergh School.


Less than a two hour train journey from nearby Oxenholme station, the Scottish capital provided incredible architecture, galleries and museums for our pupils to take inspiration from. There were visits to the World of Illusions and Camera Obscura, followed by an insightful trip to the Thomas Joshua Cooper Exhibition at the awe-inspiring Scottish National Portrait Gallery, to marvel at his stunning landscape photography from some of the world’s most remote locations.

Later in the day, fuelled with ideas from their morning visits, pupils took to the famous streets of Edinburgh to capture some of the city’s iconic architecture and buildings to help build their school portfolios.

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Mrs Kennedy said, “After a few years of not being able to take pupils out to galleries we are so lucky to have had this opportunity and it was clear that the pupils (and their parents) felt the same way.

Our next trip is to London where we have lots of fantastic and inspiring things planned.”

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