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'We are Triax' photography exhibition opens

Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017
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Caught on camera - one of the winners of ‘We Are Triax’ photography project, Ben Crawley, St Eugene's Primary School.
Triax Ben St Eugenes PS
Local schoolchildren have captured on camera what it’s like to live and attend school in the Triax area of Londonderry~Derry.
Their photographs will go on display in an exhibition, ‘We Are Triax’ this week at The Playhouse in Derry and will run until Sunday, June 24, 2017.
As part of the initiative, six classes from Holy Child Primary School, St Eugene’s Primary School, Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir, Long Tower Primary School, Nazareth House Primary School and Fountain Primary School, took part in photography workshops with Patrick Duddy, our Social Education Officer.
Each pupil was given a digital camera, which they took home to document their favourite things about living in Triax, covering everything from friends, family, pets, past-times and places.
To add to the excitement one pupil from each class won the camera used by their class during the project.
The photography initiative is part of the Tus Maith Schools Project, which is run in partnership with our Social Education Project and the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team.
One of the winners of ‘We Are Triax’ photography project, Feargal McErlean, Nazareth House Primary School.
Triax Feargal Nazareth House
The Housing Executive’s Patrick Duddy said:
“The photography project was really well received by the school pupils. It gave them a chance to look creatively at their community and focus on the best things about it.
“The exhibition showcases the hard work that the kids have put in over the past few months.”
Colm Barton, from Triax Neighbourhood Management Team, said:
“The Tus Maith Schools Project has been a great success over the past few years. It really highlights the benefits of partnership working and hopefully the Housing Executive, local schools and the Triax Neighbourhood Management Team will be able to continue to develop the project.
“The exhibition is a fitting finale to this year’s activities.”
One of the winners of ‘We Are Triax’ photography project, Courtney Boyd, Fountain Primary School.
Triax Courtney Fountain PS
The Tus Maith Schools Project encourages schoolchildren to be socially responsible and take ownership of their own communities through a number of activities including classroom talks, poster competitions, photography projects, city tours and environmental activities.
Almost 1,600 pupils from St John’s Primary School, Holy Child Primary School, St Eugene’s Primary School, Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir, Long Tower Primary School, Nazareth House Primary School and Fountain Primary School took part in the 2016-17 project.