Pupil input at Gateways School helps create a prospectus to be proud of

Gateways School, Harewood, have involved pupils in the creation of their new prospectus. Four A Level photography pupils took on a project with the aim of capturing “A Day in the Life” of pupils from various areas of the school.

Marketing Manager, Katie Borwick explained;

the aim of the new prospectus is to give a real insight into the life of a pupil at Gateways and what they will experience day to day. Involving the pupils made perfect sense to us – who could be better to portray life at our school? It also provided a wonderful learning experience for our photography students, a number of whom are interested in studying business, photography or marketing at university.

The prospectus has been produced in conjunction with communications agency Brass in Headingley. Designers from the agency were involved from the start, coming to Gateways to brief the students on the project. Sixth Form pupil Emily Smith commented; “the opportunity has enabled me to gain an insight into working for a brand. I have gained lots of knowledge and feedback on my photographs.”

The pupils’ photographs are currently being displayed in the Reception Gallery at Brass. After seeing the results, Jon Price, Digital Projects Director at Brass commented;

Brass are incredibly impressed with the quality of the photographs and how well the brief was met.  The students at Gateways really captured the personalities of the subjects they followed. The images are taking pride of place in our entrance gallery, and are entertaining visitors to our building on a daily basis.  We can certainly see a future in photography for these talented individuals.