Entries for photography competition showcasing isolation flood in

As the opportunity to travel abroad is looking increasingly unlikley this summer, Capucine submitted this beautiful image inspired by the hot air balloons that fill the skies in Cappadocia, Turkey

Here are some of the amazing entries we have already received for Bolingbroke's photography competition, in which the art department is challenging budding snappers to send in images which they feel best represents their experience of and response to isolation while we live in lockdown.  "I have been delighted by the response of so many talented photographers," said head of art Ms Gougeon. "I hope that by capturing and sharing a moment in someone's day helps us to keep connected, and reminds us what a wonderful community we are part of!"


We will continue to add the best images as and when we receive them, so please keep them coming!


Another playful and colourful image from Capucine who says it was inspired by the idea that many creatures have been making their presence felt in towns and cities due to the lack of human activity, and this is what it might look like if it took place in London!


Another playful image from Capucine depicting a family in lockdown looking out of the window to see a sea-scape complete with fish, jelly fish and a shark!


Some rather lonely tulips by Ms Maddock

A shot of a peaceful graveyard taken by Ms Maddock




With an underlying health condition, Valentina in Year 7 is in complete lockdown so getting out into the garden and dancing is her happy place 


Another shot from Valentina in which she used the timer on her iphone to photograph herself dancing in isolation

"Incredible - an aircraft above London!" from Mr Ackermann


Head of Art Ms Gougeon kicked off the initiative with this picture she took to highlight the sense of isolation amid the Covid-19 pandemic



Ms Bridges sent in this entry to highlight the isolation of lockdown


Long shadows after a long walk - and is it just because I'm a maths teacher than I noticed that my shadow forms the shape of a compass?"  Maths teacher Mr Dinh



"Every morning my daughter and I go for a walk around our estate. Today the cherry blossoms were looking gorgeous, so here is my entry for isolation stills." Ms Riley, lead music tutor 


Drama teacher Ms Murphy submitted this great example of  a collection of cupcakes


"This was taken from my bedroom window, and is one of a flock of parakeets that live on nearby Wandsworth Common. Normally we would be the ones admiring exotic birds in a cage, but in this instance I feel that I'm the one that's cooped up viewing the bird enjoying its freedom." Ms Arnold, website and marketing co-ordinator 


"Me and my family do an hour of reading every day so we don't fall behind on that. We are also taking it in turns to cook for the rest of the family - some food is not so good but we are working on that!!!"  Year 7 pupil Sidney 


"A rare occurence when the Thames path is clear!" Another submission from Ms Riley


Bluebells in Stockwell Park, Ms Gougeon

Everyone connected to the school is welcome to submit photographs, be that students, parents, carers or staff. There are no restrictions on the number of photographs you can submit, nor is there a deadline. For as long as we are required to practice social distancing and remain in isolation the initiative is active. We would like to display all your submissions online, alongside a written explanation explaining the concept or reason behind your image, and how it has highlighted your experience. Please can you outline your consent by simply writing it in your email alongside your submission.


When school reopens, we plan to hold an exhibition of all the entries that were created during our time of social isolation. We will also be awarding a prize to the most creative and unique response. Please send your entries to Ms Gougeon at h.gougeon@arkbolingbrokeacademy.org