Lincoln College Open Day
09 October, 2019 – 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Learners from Newark College document the town’s efforts for the annual East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Art students Chloe Friend, Annie Gault and Kelly Walker have put their photography skills to good use to fulfil the brief set by the secretary of Newark in Bloom, Vivienne Hall. After taking regular pictures of the floral arrangements around the town, they have recorded the changing blooms from spring to summer in a logbook, as part of this year’s entry.
The aim of the competition is to improve our surroundings with the creative use of trees, plants and landscaping, while also encouraging a litter free and sustainable environment. Newark has won Gold for the last two years and hopes to achieve similar success this year.
“Newark in bloom has allowed me to explore more of Newark than I ever thought I would. The use of photography allows me to express the beauty within our hometown, showing how we as a community do our best to keep the town tidy and presentable,” says Kelly.
The students have found the work experience to be especially useful as they now prepare for their next steps after College in employment and higher education. Annie says: “I’ve enjoyed finding out more about where my strengths lie and have gained confidence in my ability to fulfil a practical brief.
“It’s made me excited to go on to hopefully do more jobs like this, because nothing fills me with more joy than making people happy with my photos!”
It’s not too late to apply with us. If you’re interested in studying a Creative Arts course at Newark College you can find more information here or feel free to call in for a chat.