Students frame Abbey exhibition

ESOL students were pictured at Arbroath Abbey on Monday at the opening of their photography exhibition which was was part of a project to let them get to know the local area in more detail.

ESOL students were pictured at Arbroath Abbey on Monday at the opening of their photography exhibition which was was part of a project to let them get to know the local area in more detail.

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International students at D&A College launched a photographic exhibition at Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre, today (Monday).

A group of about 50 students, all enrolled on ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), have been investigating their environment by exploring, geographic sites, public organisations, social past-times and clubs in Scotland.

Working since January on this project, the students not only interviewed people involved in these aspects of Scottish life, but also photographed various aspects of their chosen subjects.

The list of things the students investigated was diverse and included: Police Scotland; Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre; cycling in Scotland; haunted sites in Dundee and Arbroath.

“We realised in the first term that many of our students were unfamiliar with their local area so we decided to help them get to know it a bit better in the second term,” explained Berenice Hunter, course leader.

“We organised a walking tour of Arbroath, a visit to the Abbey and set them a local investigation task.

“The students could pic the topic to investigate then carried out interviews, took photographs and prepared individual presentations.

“Now the photographs have be collated into one exhibition which people can see absolutely free of charge.”

The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday, March 22, – Sunday, April 17.