All photos are under copyright and belong to George P Ramsay
Late last summer, my old school contacted me and asked if would like to work on a photo essay. The working, rather loose, title was ‘The boarders’. Of course, I accepted without reservation as such wonderful opportunities are certainly not found in abundance. I was familiar with the school, the teachers and more importantly, I had one invaluable luxury – empathy. I’d spent 6 of my young years here.
This was to be my most challenging photographic endeavour. But difficulty aside, it was a challenge, and one that I craved then, and still do now.
Welcome toWellington School, Somerset
My return to the school began with athletics.
And then the dining room – and what a hive of activity
It’s only right that lunch break should follow diner, and these guys didn’t waste a single second
And not forgetting the girls
The bell kindly informed the children that they had five minutes of lunch remaining. Shoes were donned, bags shouldered, and the pitter-patter of feet ended their favourite hour.
After 1700, it is the boarders that walk the corridors and occupy the classrooms. It is their home after all
It was a brilliant experience and one that I have learnt from tremendously. New projects await