By Clair Hill - February 13th, 2024 | Posted in Article

This term in Art we have been looking at Sculpture, with a particular focus on an annual, public, outdoor exhibition called Sculpture in the City, which takes place in the City of London.

Secondary students have been learning about figurative and abstract sculptures and about suitable materials to sculpt with. In addition to sculpture, students have also been learning about some of the famous architecture in The City; buildings such as ‘The Gherkin’, ‘The Cheese grater’ and ‘The Scalpel. Over the past two weeks, students from Yates, Weir, Fuller and Rowsell classes travelled up to The City of London to see the public art  on display there, as well as spend time at the top of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building to see the spectacular views of London from Sky Garden.

Students from all classes produced fantastic drawings inspired by the sculptures and the architecture. They particularly enjoyed the very quick elevator ride up to the Sky Garden, which has a speed of six metres per second! Behaviour and effort on the trip
were excellent, with particular praise going to Fuller Class for their positive attitude throughout the entire day. We are now looking
forward to making sculptures of our own back in class!