“Creativity takes courage” – Henri Matisse. Creative juices have been flowing as Fury Class have been working on some beautiful pieces of artwork today.
Stunning work by our fantastic students to mark Remembrance Day
Beautiful work from students in Maynard and Joshua class, created in response to reading World War 1 Poetry
Chicken Chow Mein anyone? Tasty culinary creations brought to you by Fury Class in Year 12 during their Hospitality & Catering lesson at College today #learningforlife #workskills #hospitalityindustry
Felix Project work experience
During this second lockdown we as a school are doing our best to ensure our students are continuous learning the best way possible. We have been fortunate that during this lockdown we have had the charity, Felix Project, that collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold, to continue to let our year 12 students and interns volunteer. Our students there are helping to organise food and drinks for the most vulnerable people in our society. So far, the Felix project has delivered food for, 14 million meals, since the year begun and our students are happily contributing towards more meals prepared.
Edmonton Green Charity Shop
Every Friday, at the Edmonton Green charity shop, we have had some of our students from Adams Class come to our Charity Shop at Edmonton Green to continue their work experience and gain all the skills needed to become great staff within a retail shop. These students are coached by one of our job coach’s and whilst the U.K, is still under a lockdown, we are able to still open our charity shops, just for the learning of our students.
Remembrance day windmill poppies – The ARP created windmill poppies to commemorate those who fought and died in the wars. We created these using card, straws and split pins. We were very pleased with how they turned out!
Remembering those who we have lost: silhouette light projector activity
Silhouettes are often used to capture the essence of those who fought and died during the wars. Over the years many artists have used silhouettes to create striking public installations. This year Dan Barton created the piece “Standing with Giants” an outdoor installation in Blenheim Palace consisting of 200 individual sculptures. The ARP was very moved by this piece. We decided to create our own using a projector, whiteboard and world war props.
Life in the trenches re-enactment-
In the ARP we looked at what life was like for a soldier living in the trenches during WW1. We re-enacted some of the situations that they faced such as crossing over into ‘no man’s land’. The game you see in the picture is a twist on the classic game ‘what time is it Mr wolf?’, each of us had to move as slowly and quietly as possible to avoid detection.