Royal Harbour Academy students photos to be exhibited at Ramsgate 200 celebration event

Students at work on their Harbouring Life project

Photographs taken by young people at Royal Harbour Academy will be on show at the Ramsgate 200 festival this weekend.

During August, a group of students from the Academy – Demi, Noel and Courtney – were out and about on Ramsgate Harbour with Project MotorHouse, a charity which produces high quality arts-heritage based youth projects in Ramsgate.

The students worked on creating portraits of some of the harbour users and collecting their stories for Ramsgate Radio, for a project called Harbouring Life.

This was one of Kent County Council’s Reconnect projects and part of the Ramsgate Festival of Sound. The portraits were up on boards opposite the harbour’s Arch Bar, with the QR codes on the boards linked to the stories on Ramsgate Radio’s website. If you missed them at the Festival of Sound, you will find them on the Ramsgate Radio website where they are attracting an international audience.

Courtney, one of the students who took part in the project, said: ‘I really enjoyed working with Jo and Tim from Project MotorHouse. We were taking photos of life around the harbour. We also interviewed people who work at the harbour for the ‘Festival of sound’.”

Watch out for the RHA photographs in the exhibition on the harbour during the Ramsgate 200 festival.

Royal Navy vessels, Little Ships, parades, shows and more to celebrate 200 years of Ramsgate Royal Harbour status