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Salford students add artistic touch to new extra care scheme

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Published by Bobbie H for City West Housing Trust in Housing and also in Care and Support, Education

(Left to right) Cath Stanley (Photographer Teacher at Eccles Sixth Form Centre), Sue Wilkinson (Project Officer at City West), Emma Luke (Teacher at Walkden High School) with Walkden High pupils Ruth Bramer and Jade Jackson who are holding their winning p (Left to right) Cath Stanley (Photographer Teacher at Eccles Sixth Form Centre), Sue Wilkinson (Project Officer at City West), Emma Luke (Teacher at Walkden High School) with Walkden High pupils Ruth Bramer and Jade Jackson who are holding their winning p

A group of students from Salford have put their photography skills to the test, to be in with a chance of having their creative artwork displayed at a new state-of-the-art extra care scheme in Little Hulton.

Year 10 students from high schools across Salford, were invited to take part in a flower-themed photography competition, after attending open days at Eccles Sixth Form Centre.

Pupils received expert guidance from the sixth form which offers an A-level Photography course, and were helped to perfect their photographic shots.  

The best images are now being selected for display at City West Housing Trust’s Amblecote Gardens extra care scheme, which is due to open in September.

Amblecote Gardens is part of City West’s wider Amblecote Green development, and will offer one and two bedroom homes especially designed for customers wanting a secure and easy to manage property.

Customers moving into the scheme are also getting involved in the decision-process, choosing their favourite photographs to decorate their new home.

Colette McKune, Deputy Chief Executive at City West, said: “This is a fantastic project that has involved young people across our communities and the photos will be a great feature for our customers to enjoy.”

Cath Stanley, Photography Teacher at Eccles Sixth Form Centre, added: “We’re very impressed with the quality of the photos and the enthusiasm of the students who have taken part in the project.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the photos in the new facility, and hope City West customers will enjoy them for years to come.”

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