Children tell their story through photography with Bradford Stories Festival

13 Feb 2020
Bradford photography workshop 2

More than 60 primary school children from Bradford took part in photography workshops at the National Science and Media Museum, as part of our Bradford Stories Festival.

The pupils, who came from six Bradford schools, learnt how photography can be used as a powerful tool to tell a story and express their feelings. The children also became young historians, thinking about how the history of people and places can shape a community, and be captured and shared through photographs.

The pupils have each been given a camera to take home to document their own stories and have planned questions to ask family members about their personal history. They will create their own personal photography pieces which will be showcased at school and the wider Bradford community at a celebratory Bradford Stories Festival event in the spring.

We launched in the Bradford Stories Festival in October 2019, as a six month project working with 12 schools, to celebrate the different backgrounds, values and cultures of Bradford’s diverse communities. Through a range of activities, the festival is providing creative experiences to help boost local children’s literacy skills.

“These workshops were a fantastic way to get the children thinking about the history of the people and places that make up their city. We’re excited to see what the children will produce in their own pieces to tell their own personal stories.”

Nabeelah Hafeez, Bradford Stories Festival Project Manager