A photography and poetry project led by Wakefield creatives Paul Bateson and Mark Ratcliffe
Life Lessons received funding from the Creative Challenge 2020 Covid projects grants to help chronicle life in Wakefield during the Coronavirus pandemic. The project documented life in three Castleford schools during the height of the lockdown.
Working with 32 children and 8 teachers the artists created series of poignant portrait photographs and poetry written by the teachers and key worker’s children reflecting on their experiences. The project has garnered coverage in the Yorkshire Post and Educate Magazine.