What is My Place Photography Learning
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
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
For a look at the photographs and documentation created via the
workshop programme see the Gallery Showcase on our
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
dowloadable activity and learning resources.
This video is a case study of a project with West Coats Primary
School in South Lanarkshire.