Photography and Videography for Schools

The traditional school photo was shot with a drone! Just line the children up around a feature or on the playing field and get a great shot. Click twice ot this image to see the detail.

ML Aerial Photograph is also a trading style of Sounds Good Ltd where we offer a range of aerial services.

In this shot, the initials of the school were marked out the day before. After we took the shot we removed an unsightly road in front of the school filled with parked cars.

Largest game of musical bumps

The largest game of musical bumps consists of 1,276 people and was achieved by Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (UK), in Altrincham, Cheshire. Find out more


Farnborough Road Junior School have used Martin Maynard for recording school performances. We have always found him to be highly professional with the recordings being excellent quality.  He is flexible, easy to work with and we would highly recommend his services.

Adrian Antell

Martin has done some excellent work with his drone this year. This is to help us analyse how our objectives are being achieved particularly to make festival goers more aware of waste management issues and how they can contribute to a more sustainable festival.
Chris Edwards – Glastonbury Festival

“Martin produced some brilliant aerial photos of the school, not only capturing a unique photographic perspective of the students, but also provided a low-cost solution to inspecting the school roof.

Robert Heibel – West Kirby Grammar School


Farnborough Road Junior school organise an annual Ghana day to celebrate their partnership with the Evergreen Blossom Academy Primary School in Ghana. Here we used the drone to capture the children in the playground. Shot early in the morning with a low sun it created this distinctive video.

Children of all ages love their Christmas nativity plays. Here we were able to capture these children in their classroom who were isolated during the COVID pandemic.

The traditional school Christmas nativity play. By recording this without the parents! We are able to capture the children at their best. Here we use two cameras to get different perspectives with four microphones discreetly placed to pick up the sound.

Sacred Heart in Crosby wanted to make a statement in prayer stating their solidarity with the appalling developments in Ukraine. Published on youtube and social media it was seen by thousands in the Crosby area.

Here we see a Jazz Workshop run by Laurie Holloway for talented singers wanting to take their performance skills to the net level in a summer workshop. Here we see the final concert. This was shot using a single camera and a selection of microphones and the house PA.

When making a school video it is great to get a clip of the school in its local area. This can be a stand-alone clip to be included on the school website, shared on social media or used as an opening shot in a school video.

Use our Drone to show your school in its catchment area. We are fully licensed by the CAA and insured to carry out aerial work. All we need to do is to arrange a day when the weather is good, low wind speed for stability, and an overcast sky for good lighting. The resultant 360 images are housed on our server and you get an embed code to include on your website plus a social media linking page and graphic to share on Facebook etc.

Let’s fly our drone over the school to show the buildings in their location at the heart of the community it serves.

360 Inside Tour

We haven’t done a school yet maybe you will be the first? Take people on an internal trip around the school to show off the facilities. This one was of a local church but it could just as easily be a school.

Making a Plan

From enquiry to the conclusion we can help you make a plan for Drone, Photography, and Videography to ensure the end result was what you envisaged and within your budget.

Creating a storyboard is the start of the plan, we can alswas deviate from the plan as we progress but we will keep the goals in focus.


Sometimes we need to take do some work on the image to remove some unsightly aspects of School Photographs. In the West Kirby Grammer School drone shot, we removed a road! We are often required to remove some pupils’ faces for safeguarding reasons.

Licensed, Insured and DBS checked.

In this case, we worked with the school to ensure the necessary safety standards were applied for a Drone to operate over the school’s playing field adjacent to a railway track. As well as having the necessary CAA licensing for commercially operating a Drone we also have public liability insurance and our drone pilot has an enhanced DBS check available to view.


School Musicals

We also build websites for education, community, and small business. We worked with Cris Schuman a teacher at Elstree School in Berkshire to design a website to feature his excellent school musicals. We also developed the musicals as a product that can be purchased by other schools that includes the backing music, Sing along guides with professional singers, and staging notes.

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