St. Modwen launches
"Making Places" national school photography competition to mark 30th
ST. MODWEN, the UK's leading
regeneration specialist, has launched a national schools photography competition
to mark the Company's 30th anniversary. The competition is supported by a number
of organisations and experts in urban design, architecture, education and
photography, including:- 'The Princes Foundation for Building
Entitled:- 'Making Places', the competition is open to 30
secondary schools across England and Wales and asks GCSE art students to capture
the theme of place making through the medium of photography. In doing so,
students will explore what community, architecture or urban design means to
Between now and June 2016, students from each participating school will attend
workshops hosted by Stephen Burke, photographer for the Telegraph and the
Financial Times, and a member of award winning, contemporary art organisation
'WERK'. He will provide them with insightful guidance on how to
encapsulate the theme of place making and a sense of community through
photography, in addition to offering careers advice in this field.
Each of the 30 participating schools will put forward their best entry, from
which a shortlist of seven will be selected by a panel of judges. The national
final will take place in September where the winner will be announced and
awarded with a state of the art camera and £3,000 towards the school's art
Steven Knowles, North West regional director, St. Modwen says:- "For the
last 30 years, St. Modwen has been relentless in its mission to bring new life
to areas in need of regeneration and create places for people to live, work,
learn, shop and enjoy. In our 30th year, we wanted to capture what we do as a
business and to share this with local communities. The photography competition
enables us to document what regeneration looks like in Liverpool in 2016, but
more importantly, has been designed to inspire the next generation to explore
what it is that gives a true sense of place to any community as well educating
them on urban design and providing valuable photography skills from industry
Ben Bolgar, Senior Director, The Princes Foundation for Building Communities and
competition judge says:- "Placemaking, in creating better places to live,
is fundamental to the work of The Prince's Foundation for Building Community. We
welcome this competition from St Modwen to encourage future generations to think
about what it means and how architecture and urban design can improve quality of
life. I am very much looking forward to judging the entries and wish all the
entrants the best of luck."
Tom Stubbs, a spokesperson for Notre Dame Catholic College, added:- "We
are really excited about the competition and participating in the workshops. It
is a great opportunity for the students to learn more about their immediate area
and the urban environment as well as have access to important insight from a
national photographer. Most importantly, the initiative links strongly with the
curriculum through 'professional practice' and will go a long way in assisting
students with their respective GCSE projects."
The 30 schools are located in 1 of the 7 regions in which St. Modwen is actively
developing across the UK. In June, Notre Dame, students will put their
photography skills to the test at the workshop and capture images that they feel
sum up place making.
Notre Dame College in Great Homer Street falls within the regeneration of St.
Modwen's Great Homer Street scheme, aka Project Jennifer, which will transform 1
of the most deprived parts of North Liverpool, with a new supermarket, new shops
and improved public spaces and new homes.
For more information on St. Modwen's 30th Anniversary and the national schools
competition, please visit:-
Competition timeline of events still to take
► July to August 2016 -
work from participating schools to be displayed
at St. Modwen development sites across the UK.
► Mid to July
2016 - Schools put forward their best entry.
► August 2016 -
Shortlisting of 30 entries to
► 27 September
2016 (morning) - 7 finalists to attend a
workshop. given by Max Farrell of Sir Terry Farrell's architecture practice and
author of:- "The Farrell Review".
► 27 September
2016 afternoon) - Prize giving.
Bolgar, director, Princes Foundation for Building Communities.
► Emma Bowkett, director of photography,
► Stephen Burke, photographer for the Financial
Times and the Telegraph.
Professor Iwan Davies, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor, Swansea University.
Lingfield, Conservative peer and committed educationalist.
Oliver, Chief Executive, St. Modwen.
expansion continues with new appointments
Photograph by Clive Lawrence.
NAPTHENS solicitors has welcomed
residential conveyancing executive Debbie Robinson to its Southport team as it
continues its expansion in the area. Her appointment follows the firm's
acquisition of local solicitors Richard Jacklin and Co of Hoghton Street, which
has been re-branded to become part of Napthens. Debbie, who lives in
Southport, will advise clients on issues relating to the buying, selling and
investment in residential property. She brings with her 18 years' experience in
residential conveyancing, including dealing with freehold and leasehold sales
and purchases, re-mortgages, shared ownership and transfer of equity
transactions. In addition, Napthens has swelled the Southport office ranks with
the appointment of legal assistant, Robert MacGregor and reception staff, Adele
Ruane and Victoria Molloy to the team. The firm's growth in the area is being
led by Simon Ainsworth, head of Napthens' Private Client Division.
Simon said:- "The acquisition of our Southport office is a
key milestone in our plans to grow our presence in Sefton and West Lancashire.
An essential part of this is building an experienced team who will provide the
highest level of support and expertise to the many clients we have locally.
Demand for our services in the area is high and we'll be looking to add more
experts to the Southport office. We're looking forward to welcoming more people
to the team in the coming weeks and months."
Debbie added:- "Napthens is a well recognised and respected legal brand in
the region and I'm proud that I'll be part of a team that is helping to deliver
an unrivalled legal service from the firm's newest office in Southport."
Fundraisers support for "quiet room"
A 'quiet room' has opened at
Ormskirk Hospital to allow doctors and cancer patients to talk in confidence.
The new space, in the Treatment Centre, offers a tranquil area to discuss
personal health matters. The hospital has a busy lung cancer clinic and patients
said it lacked an area for private discussions. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital
NHS Trust acted on this feedback with help from the League of Friends charity
which donated £300 to the new room.
Janet Thompson, Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse,
said:- "This new quiet room will make such a big difference. It is really
important for patients to have a room set apart from the clinic to discuss
important health matters."
Kate Sutcliffe, Treatment Centre sister, added:- "Without the League of
Friends we wouldn't have been able to have done this, we are really grateful for
Also commenting on this was Janet who said:- "People who have cancer are
living longer if their cancer is diagnosed early. Early diagnosis saves lives.
If you have any concerns about your health do not put off seeing your GP."
The League of Friends has supported Ormskirk Hospital for more than half a