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College students capture community diversity through the lens

An exhibition which shares and celebrates the lives of families who care for a child with a disability will open on Wednesday (14 September) at the University’s Cradle Coast campus.

Snapshot North-West, is a partnership project presented by the University’s Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment featuring photographs of children from the School of Special Education with their families.

With the help of volunteers from the Wynyard Camera Club and the support of Special Education Tasmania, Year 11 and 12 Hellyer College students helped coordinate fun photo opportunities with each family to capture these portraits, and collated personal stories of Caregivers which will accompany each image in the exhibition.

Sonia Hodgetts, UniLink Coordinator for the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment said the Snapshot exhibition had been facilitated by the University’s Pathways to Success program.

“Part of the impetus behind Snapshot North-West has been to showcase the richness of the relationships between families supporting children with a disability while providing Hellyer College students with an opportunity to participate in work-related learning through their engagement with these families and the School of Special Education,” Ms Hodgetts said.

The Snapshot exhibition was inspired by a similar project led by the Franks Family called Snapshot: Celebrating our Community which opened in Hobart last year.

Snapshot North-West will continue at the Cradle Coast campus until Friday, 30 September.

Image caption: Sophie Townley and her mum Adele Britton

Published on: 12 Sep 2016 1:45pm