Year 13 Student Wins National Art Writing Prize
A Level Art History Student, Tavishi, has won a prestigious art writing prize organised by the Paul Mellon Centre. Against hundreds of other entries, mostly from privately educated students, Tavishi scooped the first prize of £500 for her searing analysis of the Laura Knight painting, "Self Portrait AKA The Model", 1913. Judges included the renowned contemporary artist Sutapa Biswas who Tavishi met at the prizegiving event. Click on the link below for Tavishi's winning entry.
2022 Winners | Write on Art Prize | Learning | Paul Mellon Centre (paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk)
Residential Trip to Kingswood
Last week, 188 students in Year 7 and school staff embarked on a residential trip to Kingswood, Grosvenor Hall. Whilst there, students participated in a range of teambuilding and high-adrenaline activities, including Indoor Climbing and the ‘Jacobs Ladder.’ It was a brilliant opportunity for students to forge new friendships and strengthen the bonds between themselves and their tutors. We were impressed with how brave the students were with tackling new challenges and the support and kindness they demonstrated for each other! We are immensely grateful to the staff who gave up their time to support with this trip. We hope students gained a lot from the experience and will look back at their experiences with fond memories.
Joanna 7H - "I really liked the rock climbing. I also liked seeing the sea cadets and the army soldiers doing their practice marches as well! It was super fun when we did the mini Olympics!"
Kenza 7H - "I most enjoyed the 'Scrapheap Challenge' where we had to dress Khimarni up and then do a fashion show after! We came third but I think our costume looked the best!"
A few odds and ends from Days 2 and 3 - mix of Pompeii and Villa Poppeia and also Naples Archaeological Museum - off to Capri today. Life is hard!