Over February half term senior Art, Design & Technology and Textiles students from years 10 – 12 took a trip to London to extend their learning beyond the classroom.
There were a wide range of visits catering to the interests of all. Design & Technology students visited a net zero carbon commercial development site in central London, where they got to meet, and hear talks from, architects, engineers and design project managers who are all working on the project. This was a fascinating insight into the work that goes on behind the scenes in the development of multi-million pound architectural engineering projects. They also visited Tower Bridge to take a walk along its glass floored walkways and gain an insight into the history of this iconic London landmark, including its design and construction and the incredible engineering that enables the bridge to open for river traffic along the Thames. They visited the Science Museum to view displays on material and technological developments through the ages, as well as marvel at the exhibition on the history of human flight.
The Art students had a wonderful time visiting the Natural History Museum, The National Gallery, The Saatchi Gallery and the V&A. Our students produced some amazing live sketches of work that inspired them and took first hand observations from the museums ready for development back in the classroom.
The Textiles students sought inspiration for their own work from their visits to Savile Row, The Tate Modern, The V&A Museum and Oxford Street.
As well as taking in their separate sites of London, students came together to see the incredible sights from the top of the London Eye and enjoy a trip to the Adelphi Theatre to watch Back to the Future the Musical!