A group of Year 10 and 11 pupils visited London for the day on Saturday 22nd November. After travelling through the sights, our first stop was the Tate Modern Art Gallery on the Southbank of the Thames. Inside the huge gallery we were able to see and experience a broad variety of key pieces of both historic and contemporary art work close up. Our next stop was the bustling Covent Garden, where the festive season is well underway. Here we saw street performers, musicians and real reindeers and made the most of the vast array of shops and stalls. With presents bought and souvenirs collected it was time to eat! On to Planet Hollywood! Here we were welcomed with our own special messages, good food and good music! A fun end to a great day!
Thank you to local resident, Frank Littler, who has sent us a selection of photographs from the service held at the new Orrell war memorial on Tuesday, 11th November 2014. Our pupils were there representing the school and Mr Littler comments that their attendance was "especially rewarding".
Year 10 GCSE Art and Photography pupils visited Formby Nature Reserve. They created their own Land Art in the woods and on the beach using the natural materials available to them in the two differing environments. The landscape was recorded through drawing and photography. We also visited Antony Gormleys work ’Another Place’ at Crosby beach. The piece consists of 100 iron sculptures dotted along the beach, looking out to Another Place.
Pupils travelled by Easyjet to Krakow. They visited the Jewish quarter and a Jewish museum where they met a holocaust survivor. They spent a full day at Auschwitz Birkenau. Pupils also had the opportunity to visit the Old Quarter of Krakow including the market square. They visited the Salt Mines on the final day before returning home.