STUDENT ENTERPRISE & Young Enterprise and Gifted & Talented students have all been very busy this term. The Young Enterprise students are celebrating their recent successes while the G&T students have enjoyed a range of trips and taken part in master classes with CBEC’s feeder schools. Read on to find out more!
YEAR 8 VISIT TO HACKWOOD ART FESTIVAL
The barns were amazing and very big, and All the fresh air and creativity made us hungry there were swallows nesting on the beams so we then had a picnic lunch and a rest. inside.
After lunch Mrs Parker took us around the two barns and garden full of different artworks.
We took part in a willow workshop with artist There Tim Jackson.
Her work was a
Then he showed us fluff from tumble dryer filters. It took her a long
nests from different birds around the world so time to collect all the fluff and lots of it came
Report by: KIYA CHESTERTON-THOMAS
that we could see the differences. After that from students and staff at the school. We all
On Friday 14th June a small group of year 8 students were taken to The Hackwood Art Festival in Tunbridge, just outside Basingstoke. The festival is open once every two years to raise money for charity. This year it was in aid The organiser
Amanda Aldous holds the festival in her own grounds, which include a large number of lovely barns and outbuildings. The barns have an interesting history as one is supposed to have been moved there from Chineham, and some bricks taken from the ruins of Old Basing were used in the structure of the buildings.
we started learning to make domed shelters thought that it was imaginative and creative, made from willow. We all had a chance to and it was interesting to see all the items that do the top, middle and bottom of the shelters get caught up in the tumble dryer fluff. and their different techniques.
We had to
work as a team and we were in groups with There were lots of different styles of art, another school. It was great fun and creative. including painting, sculpture and ceramics. We
When we had finished Tim took us out to the vandalised bus shelter glass. It was good to privately owned woods where we worked in see real art because we could see the small groups and found safe and secret techniques and textures. It was very inspiring places to make nests. We were amazed that and encouraged us to try new things.
the family had their own woods and a had a really lovely day and all of us felt really fantastic home-made tree house too.
Working on the domed shelters
lucky to have been invited. I would love to go again another year.
Tim Jackson showing how it’s done!
Mrs Parker’s ‘Ritual Accumulations’
different baskets and pointed out the different patchwork quilt, which was made from the colours in the weave.
of St. Michael’s Hospice.
First he showed us some including Mrs Parker.
The finished product