#EDUSNAP INITIATIVE / CAPE TOWN MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD | EDUCATION THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEENAGER

Posted by Orms CTSP
25 October 2018 | For the love of photography
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The Cape Town Museum of Childhood ( CTMoC) invited high school learners in Cape Town to participate in an “Education in Cape Town” photography project. The project was later coined #EduSnap. The Orms Cape Town School of Photography partnered up with CTMoC on the #EduSnap programme to facilitate training sessions. Students are guided through the process of creating a photographic exhibition that showcases their educational experience at various schools in Cape Town. Participating schools include: Rhodes Rylands High School, Belgrava Rylands High School, Alexander Sinton Rylands High School and Rylands High School.

The CTMoC is based in Rondebosch off Milner Road and is marked by cyan, yellow and Magenta striped walls— very welcoming.

The rooms of the museum are slowly being nourished with books, toys, creative activity areas and educational spaces informing children on their Human Rights.

Our very own Lauren Theunissen, our Smartphone Photography lecturer at the school, introduced a group of five eager students to the wonders of smartphone photography:

“ It has been an amazing experience showing youth, who might have never discovered the power of photography, how they can access the medium through a device that they carry around with them every day. We learnt how to take creative control over different exposure settings and shooting modes. I have shown them how to go through simple editing techniques to subtly enhance their carefully selected compositions. In a few short weeks, I have seen the students embark on the journey toward becoming mindful photographers as they consider the light, the mood and the stories they wish to share. EduSnap is an inspiring initiative and I am so happy to be a part of the great work that is being done in the education and creative expression of youth. “ — Lauren Theunissen, our Smartphone Photography lecturer.

We were thrilled to exhibit their work, which launched on Friday 19 October 2018.

For more information about the Museum of Childhood and how you or your school may be involved in future #EduSnap Projects kindly contact Chanel Fredericks at cfredricks@cecd.org.za or on 021 683 2420.

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