Kop Hill Climb

The 19th and 20th September saw what has become a massive event in the local community. Hundreds of classic and vintage cars gathered on our sports field for the 7th revival of Kop Hill Climb. Over the two days of the event, over 16 000 visitors attended, including members of the school photography club who were on hand to record the event.

Many miles were walked; ice creams and pizza were eaten, sun-tans were gained – and over        3 000 brilliant photos were taken. The pupils were given access to the Rotary Club stand overlooking the hill so they could take photographs the public could not take, Rachel was allowed on the Start-line and Calum even got to ride up the hill in an Audi Quattro.

It was an amazing event for the pupils, and they produced amazing work.

Rachel Murdoch, now a veteran of photographic competitions with numerous awards entered  a Kop Hill photo (Classic Dashboard) into the Risborough Photographic Society Youth competition, coming a creditable second place.

Charlotte Wood, a relative newcomer to photographic competitions, entered a Kop Hill photo (Vintage Wheel) into the Bucks County Museum, British Institute of Professional Photography competition and gained a merit.

Two excellent examples of our strength in depth in photography. In the Risborough competition, seven out of eight winners were from Princes Risborough School. In the BIPP competition, four out of seven winners came from the school. In the Amnesty International Youth Awards, we’ve had three shortlisted photographers in the past two years, including Rachel coming second overall in 2014.

No department, no real course, no resources, no budget – just passion, creativity and craftsmanship.

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