Youngsters get snap happy

SPLASHES of colour and bursts of light were captured in a photography exhibition put on by young people on Tuesday.

The display was the culmination of a nine-week photography course run by Bury St Edmunds lens-based artist John Williams and held at the Musuem of East Anglian Life (Meal), in Stowmarket.

Thirty youngsters took part in the course, which was run as part of a Lottery funded project by museums in Suffolk.

Jo Rooks, learning officer at Meal, said: “Funding came from the Lottery to do projects especially with young people to try to encourage them to come into museums, volunteer and get involved.”

The participants, aged between 14 and 24, were taught basic photography skills and given a theme of East Anglian Life for the exhibition, held at Stowmarket’s Great Moulton Chapel.

Emily Gooding, 14, and 13-year-old Charlotte Coles-Morris, both from Stowmarket, enjoyed taking part.

“It has been really fun and interesting.

“We met lots of new people and it has been a way to get out and find something new to do,” they said.