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M5 pupils enjoy Fine Art trip to Cornwall

04 June 2019

Middle 5 pupils have been enjoying a Fine Art trip in Cornwall over the half term break. Pupils spent time at the beaches sketching, sculpting and photographing.

After arriving at the Youth Hostel in Penzance, pupils enjoyed an entertaining performance of Sister Act.

The next few days were equally enjoyed: a visit to the Kurt Jackson Gallery inspired all to spend time at Cape Cornwall, sketching and painting the seascape. Pupils said how much they enjoyed the evening at Newlyn harbour, sketching: a highlight there was seeing some large Barrel Jelly Fish.

The last day was spent in the beautiful St Ives, at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Tate, where pupils enjoyed a sculpture workshop and sketch booking with local artist Greg Humphreys.

Thanks go to Ms Coleman and to Mr Ollivier for their company and for helping to make the trip run so smoothly.

The following quotes express well how successful the trip has been for the pupils:-

"I loved the sightseeing and all the different places we went. The trip was overall really relaxing and very enjoyable. I highly suggest for others to take this opportunity in the future"

Boyana Tucker

" The Cornwall trip has been a delightful experience filled with breath-taking views and incredible memories. The funny musical Sister Act was a great way to start off the trip and the visit to Cape Cornwall was equally amazing"

Abigail Hill

"This half term trip has been a lovely experience from start to finish. I greatly appreciate the amount of effort put into it and the final beach trip at Sennon to see the sunset reflected that beautifully.

Frances Byrne

"I enjoyed everyday but one of my favourite things was in the evening when we visited the beaches and the Newlyn fishing harbour to do drawing as I liked how perfect it was"

Elizabeth Collinson


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