Life through the lens for new youth group

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An innovative new group is putting young people in the picture at Brookenby.

The Youth Camera Group has been set up thanks to a grant of £494 from the Community Chest fund.

And while there are other ‘junior’ camera clubs around, it is believed this one is unique as is it actually teaches young people photography.

The club has been born out of the village’s existing camera club and is headed up by Dr Michael Edwards.

“When I was a kid I loved photography, but there were no facilities open to me,” said Dr Edwards.

“But here, we are able to encourage that interest and already have a couple of good enthusiasts.”

The club, held in the west wing of the community centre, is open to anyone up to the age of 16.

Sessions last one or two hours, depending on the topic, and there is no charge.

Tuesday evening sessions are for those aged up to 12 or 13 and Saturday mornings , from 11am, will be for those looking at going on to do photography at college.

“Our aim is to give these young people the basics before they go on to college courses so they can hit the ground running,” added Dr Edwards.

“The parish council has been really good to us, installing the Wi-fi for free, and I can’t thank the clerk Sam Coulam enough for helping make all this possible.”

The group will be looking to put on an exhibition towards the summer.

For more information go along to a session or email