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Spook Night photography winners announced

The winners with their photos from left to right :Key Stage 3 Megan Boniface, Key Stage 5 Kirstie-Louise Lee and Key Stage 4 Jake Grenney.

More than 100 students took part in a recent photography competition at Plympton Academy.


The Spook Night Photography competition was open to the whole school and was judged by teachers from the art department.


“It was hard deciding the winners,” said lead teacher for Photograpy, John Henson. “Initially we were only going to have one overall winner but as we began the judging process it was clear that was an impossible task. We decided to award a winner for each Key stage 3,4 and 5. The quality of the work entered surpassed my expectations with the students submitting incredibly creative images.”


The winners from each category were: 


Key stage 3 - Megan Boniface

Key Stage 4 - Jake Grenney

Key Stage 5 - Kirstie-Louise Lee


“I was inspired to enter into the 'Spook Night' Photography competition because I wanted to test my skills in creating something subtly horrific,” said Kirstie-Louise Lee. “The competition also linked to my current A Level project, which is inspired by real life nightmares and fears. I wanted to capture the feeling of overwhelming anxiety and a sense of hopelessness, which haunts the minds of those that suffer from them. It was such a shock to have won the competition (KS5) as there were many entries, however that soon gave way to the pride I felt after I realised I had won.”


Kirstie-Louise, Megan and Jake have won a certificate, school reward points and a chocolate selection box. Twenty one other students who entered have won a Highly Commended Certificate and school reward points.