A group of youngsters are hosting a photography exhibition at a restored north-east lifeboat house this week.
On Friday afternoons at Lathallan School, senior pupils can choose to swap academic lessons for a variety of different activities.
One of those on offer is photography, and this week an exhibition of the students’ work will be on display at the Lifeboat House in Johnshaven to celebrate the work of these young amateur artists.
Art teacher Peter Drahony said: “Initially I spent time with the children teaching them photography methods, and exploring both analogue and digital cameras.
“I then gave the children an open brief to explore people, places and things. There’s such a rich environment in the grounds of the school, and Brotherton Castle, that the pupils took some unusual and fantastic photographs recording their own lives at the school.”
Lathallan pupil Phoebe Verstralen, 14, from Stonehaven added: “Photography was completely new to me. I really enjoyed learning about all the different techniques, and I liked the artistic freedom of taking photos of the nature around school. Also its pretty cool to see your artwork being displayed.”
The Lifeboat House is now a community heritage centre run by the local heritage society. Funded by grants from the Scottish Government, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeenshire European Fisheries Fund, the restored building was opened in 2014.
The free “School Life” exhibition is open between noon-4pm each day until Sunday.