Mace-throwing practice

I recently completed a shoot for the marketing department of Christ’s Hospital, an independent school in West Sussex. I spent the day capturing the routines of this unusual place and getting unposed, informal photographs of the students. Founded over 450 years ago by King Edward VI, the school is based on some sound ideological principles, such as an admissions process that is based on the child’s potential, not on their family’s ability to pay the fees.

One of the most unusual aspects of the school is a uniform that has remained unchanged since it’s Tudor origins. And what on earth are these boys doing? They are practicing to be Drum Majors by learning how to throw a mace. More photographs from this shoot can be found here.

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