A recent photographic competition - jointly organised by the University of Worcester and the Worcestershire Geographical Association " has culminated in a celebratory showcase of young photographic talent with a public exhibition on display in The Hive.
The competition had water as its central theme - to tie in with World Water Day - and there were winners across a broad range of age groups.
Sue Rees, Chair of the Worcestershire Geographical Association and a lecturer on the PGCE Geography course at the University of Worcester said, "We had a superb 85 entries from several local (and not so local) schools. The quality of the photography and the originality of the subject matter for the photographs was very high, creating an impressive display which will be in the Hive until Tuesday April 3rd."
"Our thanks go to the parents and students who attended the presentation - which included a talk on the Sustainable Development Goal of Water from Elena Lengthorn Senior Lecturer in PGCE Geography at the University of Worcester."
"We are so pleased with the response that we are hoping to make this an annual event changing the focus each year to tie in with a global day of celebration. More details will be available nearer the time for next year's topic," Sue added.
Richard Curtis from Hereford Waterworks Museum judged the winners and presented the prizes.
The Worcestershire Geographical Association is based at the University of Worcester and benefits from close ties with the University, drawing on the expertise of staff from within both the Institute of Education and the Geography Department to provide specialist support and to host a range of fascinating lectures for geography teachers and post-16 students throughout the region.
In addition, the Worcestershire Geographical Association is seeking to organise more events and activities like the photographic competition in order to engage young minds with the key themes of geography today.