It’s in the bag

A description of a photography and creative writing project within English, looking at the contents of students’ school bags


Gerry Connor looks at the history of photojournalism

Using photographs in the classroom

Suggestions for activities based on still photographs

Visual Literacy

This is a key element of understanding media texts. Students should be able to ‘read’ individual pictures, and consider aspects such as camera position and angle, background and setting, posture and body language, colour and how the picture has been cropped or otherwise manipulated.