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World of Work - John F Kennedy Catholic School at Canon

Exploring Photography: A Day at Canon

Recently, students from John F Kennedy Catholic School embarked on an exciting journey to explore the world of photography courtesy of Canon, a leading digital company renowned for its digital cameras and printers! This immersive experience promised a day filled with discovery, creativity, and insights into the realm of visual storytelling!


Travelling by coach, the students embarked on a short yet memorable journey to the Canon headquarters. The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as they eagerly anticipated the day ahead.

First Impressions:

Upon arrival, the students were greeted by the awe-inspiring complex housing Canon's operations. Their excited voices echoed as they exclaimed, "Wow, this is posh!" The stage was set for a day of exploration and learning.

Engaging Activities:

The day unfolded with a series of enriching activities designed to spark creativity and foster collaboration:

  • Tour: Students embarked on a guided tour, delving into the intricacies of Canon's innovative technology.

  • Young People Programme Storytelling: Through interactive sessions, students explored the art of visual storytelling, delving into the nuances of composition and narrative.

  • Hands-on Camera Intro and Activity: Armed with Canon cameras, students embarked on a hands-on journey, capturing moments and crafting their narratives.

  • Portrait Opportunity: Students embraced the opportunity to showcase their creativity through portrait photography.

  • Q&A with Canon Employees: An insightful Q&A session provided students with a glimpse into the world of professional photography.

  • Final Reflections: The day concluded with reflections on the experiences shared and lessons learned.

Student Engagement and Achievements:

Throughout the activities, students displayed remarkable engagement and enthusiasm, particularly during the hands-on camera activity. Collaborating in small groups, they explored the art of photography, capturing moments and stories within Canon's inspiring surroundings. While there were no formal competitions, the students' brilliant photographs garnered praise and recognition from their peers and Canon employees!


Undoubtedly, the highlight of the day was the hands-on camera activity, where students embraced their creativity and shared their perspectives through photography. Viewing their works displayed on a large screen gave the students a sense of pride and accomplishment.

Outcomes and Reflections:

For both the students and Canon, the day was invaluable! The students emerged with newfound knowledge, enhanced communication skills, and a deeper appreciation for the art of photography. Canon's employees were impressed by the students' engagement and demonstrated photography skills, paving the way for potential future collaborations and opportunities.

As the students returned to school, they carried with them not only memories captured through a camera lens but also the inspiration to continue exploring the world of photography and creativity.

A huge thank you to Canon for giving these young people a day they will never forget!

Stay tuned for more World of Work blogs to come.

For more information on our programmes and to find out how we could support your students, please visit our Programmes page.

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