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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Student photography showcased around Island

Student photography showcased around Island

We are incredibly proud of Sinead and her work, and we can't wait to see these photos hung on the walls at a community organisation we work very closely with Sheerness Salvation Army.

Gavin Astor House is part of the Royal British Legion in Aylesford. It is an establishment where many people with dementia call home and one that students from our academy have worked with for three years, helping at numerous parties and supplying them with cakes, Christmas presents and Easter eggs. We were recently contacted by Gavin Astor House and asked if we could help to decorate the walls of the home after a redevelopment of the buildings. Our resident photographer, Sinead from Year 12, was keen to get involved and gave up an evening over summer to take 150 photos of the Aylesford area.

Last week, Sinead and community hub leader Mr Murray visited the home to hand over nine printed photos, ready to adorn the walls of the home as soon as building work is completed. This follows the excellent photos Sinead has provided for the Sheerness Salvation Army, and we are all grateful for her extraordinary work during the COVID-19 crisis. Sinead has also been a part of the team on our 'Table For Six' project on Sundays, alongside students Lucy, Charlotte and Lillie.

Following her success in the community, Sinead is now working on producing a set of prints to capture the geography of the island, which will be showcased around the academy.

Sinead is an example of a student who goes out of her way to help people, while developing her skillset in a field she is passionate about, and the academy could not be prouder of her hard work and dedication to a hobby she loves. Principal Miss Lee, refers to Sinead as "an absolute inspiration", and her work is a  reminder of the extraordinary talent we have within our academy, and shows a lovely representation of her perspective of our island community. We can't wait to see her photos hung on the walls.