Monthly Archives: November 2016

Year 9 & 10 Visit to the V&A

Ethical Fashion Styling Workshop

Ethical Fashion Styling Workshop

High-low bustle skirt

High-low bustle skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupils went to Creative Quarter at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 18th November with the Art and DT Departments.  This was a unique event designed to inform and inspire them about careers in the creative industries. We attended a variety of workshops and went to inspiring talks by professionals from Make architects and Framestore, who create visual effects for films.

http://www.makearchitects.com/

https://www.framestore.com/

Car design – Sam

High-low bustle skirt (front)

High-low bustle skirt (front)

Using old shirts to make an outfit

Using old shirts to make an outfit

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Car design – Alex

Draw -off

One Minute Brief: The Draw -off

Advertise earrings in only one minute

Advertise earrings in only one minute

All Soul’s Mass at St Paul’s Church

Memory Box Nichos on display at St Paul's Church during All Soul's Mass

Memory Box Nichos on display at St Paul’s Church during All Soul’s Mass

Candles on graves in St Paul's Churchyard

Candles on graves in St Paul’s Churchyard

Eamonn Dolan by Grace

Eamonn Dolan by Grace

Eamonn Dolan by Seamus

Eamonn Dolan by Seamus

On Wednesday 2nd November I had the privilege of taking over all of the memory boxes that we made for the All Soul’s Mass at St. Paul’s. The boxes were made to remember and celebrate the lives of people who have died. Some of the boxes were made for loved ones recently lost as well as for people known to the wider public. The Mass was a very moving and special service where candles had been placed on the graves in the churchyard. The memory boxes are available for you to see at St. Paul’s and will return to school next week.

The Big Draw

We had a very creative day on Monday 31st October with children, parents, staff and members of the public taking part in a number of drawing events.  These included; STEAM inspired doodles, a drawing competition to design a new neon sign to go in the Caudwell Hall (watch this space), Making a memory box for someone who has died and drawing with robots.  “Jackson’s Robots” involved creating a Jackson Pollock style giant painting by driving Sphero robots through paint using the iPads to control them. This can now be seen in the  Oak Hall, so do come and have a look.  Thank you very much to the ICT and DT departments for collaborating on this project.

STEAM inspired doodling

STEAM inspired doodling

Using the iPads to control the Sphero robot to make the painting.

Using the iPads to control the Sphero robot to make the painting

Jackson's Robots

Jackson’s Robots