17th July 2017 – Taking advantages of art’s wonderful ability to lift people’s spirits, some of our Art students have undertaken projects to brighten up the local community.

Our A-level Art students were approached by one of our feeder schools, St. John Fisher, and asked to design and paint a 6-metre mural featuring images of the children walking to school.  This was clearly a big project, but five of our students volunteered to produce the design, and they had managed to complete the vast majority of their painting by last Friday.  You can see them at work in this picture.  Well done to Rhiannon, Hannah, Megan, Amy and Rubie for all their hard work.

Miss Cooke was also asked by the founder of Incredible Edible, a community garden in Dunstable, to help prepare their entry in the annual Dunstable in Bloom competition.  This year the theme was ‘Flower Power!’  She tasked some of our students with finding a creative way to turn old flower pots into colourful decorative flowers for the garden.  A number of Year 9 & 10 students certainly ‘rose’ to this challenge!  Thank you to Lauren, Maja, Ella, Niamh, Alexandra and Ieva in 9J and Lindsey and Li-Ann in Year 10 for all their help in making this project a success.  Here is an example of their work.