Students turn to photography in after-school program

George Town Primary students taking part in the Positive Intervention Now, or PIN, program are getting a chance to show off their photography skills. 

Part of the program involves the youngsters using disposable cameras to capture moments from their lives. 

Recently, 15 PwC staff members spent time with the latest group of students to take part in PIN at St. George’s Anglican Church hall. They will continue to work with the pupils throughout the school year. 

Angilynn Chan-Baraud, PwC’s business development manager, coordinates the firm’s efforts to assist the PIN program.  

“PwC has been a big supporter of the PIN program for seven years and as the years have gone by, we have become increasingly involved with the development of the program itself,” she said. “This year we will be working on a fun photography project with the youngsters, whereby they will be given their own disposable camera and asked to take photos for a competition that we will be running throughout the weeks.” 

This is the third year the program has included a photography contest/lesson. First, the children are taught the basics of photography and then asked to photograph their surroundings for a project called “Cayman through my eyes.” The kids are given a week to take photos of activities, family, or anything else that they happen to be doing during the week. They then use the photographs to compose a collage. The winners are chosen for best composition, most interesting photo and overall best collage.  

“We will also be assisting the children in helping them develop their maths skills and be on hand for any homework questions,” said Ms. Chan-Baraud. 

In addition to annual monetary donations and volunteering their time, PwC staff have donated laptops to the program over the years. This year they donated four additional laptops. 

Each year, the PIN program caters to up to 15 students in their last year in primary school. Run by the Education and Youth Committee of St. George’s Anglican Church, the program is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. 

According to organizers, the program works to help students “develop spiritually, intellectually, socially and emotionally through the sometimes difficult transition into the teenage years.”  

PIN-Program

George Town Primary School students pose with PwC volunteers in the PIN program.