City College Norwich students snap shots of the baby GoGoDragons!
Twenty UAL Level 3 Photography Diploma students are the official photographers for the GoGoDragons! Schools Project which has seen more than 100 Norfolk schools and community groups decorate baby dragons.
The mini mythological creatures – which will be displayed throughout the city this summer – are now gathered at City College Norwich’s StartUp Lounge where a professional photography studio has been set up for the students to take pictures for marketing material for the GoGoDragons! Schools Trail.
Students Rosie Hodgson, Bella Pinto, Rosa Hughes and Kloe Watts have been organising the photography project.
Rosie, 16, from Sprowston said: “I have enjoyed seeing all of the dragons come in, they are really beautiful and it is good to see the different and varied creations from each of the schools.”
Rosa Hughes, 17, from Norwich, said: “I have enjoyed using the professional studio set up for this project, and because our images will be viewed by lots of people on the GoGoDragons! website, I feel that I am working on something really important.”
Photography lecturer Jon Clark said: “This project has given the students the opportunity to work for a real client and follow a live brief which is excellent experience for them. I think the students have enjoyed photographing something a little unusual.”
The GoGoDragons Schools Project trail through Norwich is set to run alongside the GoGoDragons! trail of 84 adult dragons which have been sponsored by local organisations and created by local artists.
GoGoDragons! is being brought to Norwich by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art. The schools project is being organised by The Forum, in collaboration with Break, Norwich HEART, Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge, and Pensthorpe Natural Park.
Tim Bishop, The Forum Trust’s chief executive, said: “This is a very exciting stage of the GoGoDragons! Schools Project with all 120 baby dragons ready and raring for their close up with City College Norwich’s photography students. Over 100 local schools and community groups have taken part in the project, decorating dragons and learning about its heritage in the city. The Forum is delighted at the enthusiasm and support for the GoGoDragons! Schools Project and we can’t wait for the baby dragons trail to start.”
The baby dragons will be displayed at The Forum, intu Chapelfield, Castle Mall, Norwich Lanes and at other independent retailers from July 4 until September 5.