Every year the Creative Arts department organise a day trip to London.
The Year 11 Art, Photography and Drama students had to get up very early to leave Cornwall for their day of sight-seeing and culture.
The group of 65 students split as we took Drama students to tour the glorious Globe Theatre whilst the Art students enjoyed a workshop at the Saatchi gallery.
At the Saatchi students were introduced to the work of Valery Koshlyakov, a Soviet Union Artist. Students were given a fascinating tour of the exhibition, looking at sculpture, collage and photography and then had the opportunity to generate work in an abstract collage style. Students then walked past Buckingham Palace and along the Mall to Trafalgar Square.
The drama students enjoyed an informative talk and tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. We then explored the exhibition centre. The students particularly enjoyed recording their voices as they read out famous Shakespearian speeches with professional actors. We then took a leisurely walk along the Southbank taking in Performance artists, Christmas market stalls and the sights of Westminster along the way. We dropped in at The National Gallery for some more inspiring works of art before strolling over to Covent Garden.
The staff enjoyed a well-earned rest whilst the year 11’s were allowed some free time to roam Covent Garden Market. We then all met up again to be amazed and moved by Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale “War Horse” at the New London Theatre.
A truly fantastic day was had by all and the students were a credit to the school. Well done Year 11 - your perfect behaviour and enthusiasm made the day all the more enjoyable!
Ms L Charleston
Head of Creative Arts