A couple of weeks ago I photographed my first commission for the Princes Countryside Fund, a Victorian School in Sherston, Wiltshire. The school had closed in 2005 when a new school was built for the children of the area. The old school sat empty with the fear of it being converted into flats until it was acquired by the village by Sherston Old School Community Interest Company (SOSCIC) and Wiltshire Council gave planning permission that allowed the building to be used to provide a range of goods, services and activities for the good of the community. With the help of grants including one from the Princes Countryside Fund the school is now open with a bustling community spirit and includes a fabulous Post Office and general stores, office space for IT and marketing companies, a wine seller and a group of hair dressers soon to move in.
To find out more about Sherston Old School project please click here.