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Access a range of learning resources to support secondary and primary pupils learn about thier local built environment through photography.

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera Dorothea Lange

About Learning Project Resource

What is My Place Photography Learning project?

The My Place Photography Learning Project was a built environment project for young people of school age.  Developed in association with the My Place Photography Competition, the learning project focused on providing opportunities for young people to gain a better knowledge of their local buildings, places and spaces. 

Throughout 2013-14 the My Place Photography Learning Project supported a series of pilot projects and workshops at schools in South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow.

Developed and led by the Project Officer Rachel Thibbotumunuwe, around 200 young people took part in a range of photographic activities, guided architecture walks, group work and discussions.  These activities were developed to support the curriculum for excellence and generated engaging imagery and research about photography, place, heritage and architecture.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund with support from Historic Environment Scotland.

Who is the project - and resource - for?

The project is for young people aged 5-18 years.  The project aims to make connections between civic groups, local heritage and schools to strengthen intergenerational links and share key local knowledge.

How can you and your school get involved?

Teachers and pupils can access FREE learning resources about photography, built heritage and architecture.  Activity resources are now available on our website here.

For a look at the photographs and documentation created via the workshop programme see the Gallery Showcase on our website here.

A downloadable powerpoint presentation introduces the project to teachers and group leaders. 

To receive updates about My Place Photography including both the learning project and competition please sign up to the My Place Photography eBulletin here.

My Place Photography website

The My Place Photography website showcases projects and photographs created by young people during the 2013-15 pilot project.

The website also includes a case study video, summary video of the 2013-15 pilot project and free dowloadable activity and learning resources.

This video is a case study of a project with West Coats Primary School in South Lanarkshire.  


HLF Landscape

Guidance to support civic groups when working with young people and schools. Click on the image to download the document as a pdf.