Exam results coming out are always a nerve-racking time for students
and teachers alike. For Photography teacher, Jo Palmer, she is as delighted as her students. “This class of students were extremely
dedicated to their work and loved photography with a passion.
Their work was very individual and thought provoking, dealing with topical issues that were important to them in some way,” says Jo.
Two local Waiuku residents, Lizzie Gasson and Kennedy Anderson, were
part of this talented class who received more than 90 percent. Mrs Palmer explains that Lizzie’s project based on gender roles was thoughtful yet comical at times, and she really did think outside the box and wasn’t afraid to take risks.
“Kennedy’s project really captured the nature of how our society is tied to cyber technology and the virtual world even more than reality at times,” explained Jo.
Lizzie and Kennedy also placed second and third respectively at the end of last year in the highly regarded Young Designer Awards held in Christchurch.
ACG Strathallan Principal, Robin Kirkham said ‘It was such a great feeling to see how well these young art students are doing.’
Local students ace Cambridge photography exam Kennedy Anderson and Lizzie Gasson were part of the photography at Strathallan who received more than 90 percent in their exam results.
“With a lot of hard work they are showing that they have the potential
to be the best of the next generation coming through.”
Mr Kirkham went onto say, particularly in art-based courses it’s
the hard work shown throughout the year that is reflected in the
marks. It’s not the kind of course where you can save your best
work in for the last term. “You have to take your best game every day to class and be prepared to put the hours in. All these students have an incredible work ethic that will stand them in good stead in whatever tertiary study they go onto do.”