20 November 2013

Three budding photographers from Cadbury College have been using their camera skills to help the National Trust.

Students Megan Luck, Maryam Wahid and Lucie Waldron are studying A Levels at the specialist sixth form college and also volunteer for the National Trust’s OakMobile project. The OakMobile, a transportable theatrical experience, was launched in June 2013 and has since toured Birmingham parks with the aim of encouraging the public to share stories about their special places whilst learning about the National Trust.

The three volunteers have been supporting the National Trust by taking photographs to promote and document the OakMobile project, which has attracted over 1,000 visitors to its events. Their photographs have also been used on the National Trust website and also feature on big banners outside the National Trust Head Office in Swindon.

Volunteer Megan Luck, aged 17 and from Redditch, is in her second year of studying A Level Photography, English and Religious Studies at Cadbury College and is hoping to build a career as a photographer.

Megan said: “It’s been great to work with the team and learn about the National Trust. Volunteering has definitely given me more confidence. I’ve been able to practise different techniques and experience what it’s like working with the public.”

Laura Broadhurst, OakMobile Project Manager at The National Trust, said: “The students are a delight to work with and have produced some outstanding pieces of work which we are using across a variety of media to promote the work of the National Trust. As well as the quality of work, we have been really impressed by their maturity, enthusiasm and professional attitude throughout the project.”

Young people who are interested in studying A Level Photography at Cadbury College can find out more here. Applications are now open for September 2014 entry. You can also learn more about the OakMobile project and volunteering opportunities at the National Trust here.