Year 7 Art students visit Exeter

Year 7 Art students visit Exeter

On Thurs 22nd Feb the Art department embarked on a first, taking 43 Year 7 students to Exeter by train.

The wet and wild weather did not dampen spirits as everyone marched towards the station ready for a day of culture. We explored the World Cultures section of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum gathering ideas for the African Cultures Project back in the classroom. The exhibits based on Devon history provided a great resource for the drawings which later became part of a mini competition!

Lunch was spent in the Lady Chapel at Exeter Cathedral, followed by a tour focusing on the art work and architecture of the building. Luke Jarram’s incredible War and Peace installation of Mars currently dominates the nave. The enormity of this piece is quite overwhelming and made a great photograph!! Several of the students visited his moon installation in the Pannier Market in Barnstaple in January.

The Exeter trip is a Park School tradition. It has been great to reintroduce this trip following the Covid years! All students were impeccably behaved and a credit to the school.

Congratulations to Tara Bristow, Herbie Stephenson and Charlie-Rae Rance for winning the drawing competition. There were so many incredible entries!!!
Well done!

Exeter Art competition winners Feb 24