Category Archives: Art

Betley Show Art Competition

We are pleased to announce that Chloe Adams from 10LF reached first place in the Betley Show art competition! Chloe has won wristbands which enable her and her family to enter Betley bonfire, together with free rides at the funfair. The judge described her work as ‘A superb landscape study’. We also had runners up […]

Lost Boys of WW1 Project on Exhibition

This is our Y10 students’ work from The Clay Foundation’s Lost Boys of WW1 project. The work is now on exhibition at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections Gallery. The project has been an interdisciplinary project to engage students as both researchers and makers and was funded through an Arts and Humanities Research Council ’Voices of […]

Britain in Bloom Painting Competition

Rebecca Day, Maia Nistoreanu and George Eardley attended the prize-giving and exhibition at Keele Hall for the Britain in Bloom Painting Competition. They all achieved a ‘Highly Commended’ award for their paintings and drawings. They were presented with their certificates and a voucher by representatives from Newcastle Borough Council and the local Mayor, Mr Wilkes.

‘The Lost Boys’ Project

On Thursday 19th May 6 Yr 10 Pupils went to Newcastle College to work with Artist Stephen Dixon on ‘The Lost Boys’ project. The stories of underage soldiers from Staffordshire killed in the First World War were the inspiration for creating some beautiful pieces of art. Maddie Ball, Ellie Ecclestone, Esmee Holt, Alex Reeve, Hannah […]

Art Celebration Event at Wedgwood

On Friday 6th May our Year 10 artists attended a celebration event at Wedgwood. This was organised by the British Ceramics Biennial and the Clay Foundation charity as an end to our participation in the highly successful Lost Boys of WW1 and Resonate Project. We were the only High School in Stoke on Trent to […]

Jo Ayre & Art Department Collaboration

We have been working on the ‘Lost Boys of WW1’ art project with the British Ceramics Biennial at Spode and Ceramic Artist and the Biennial Studio Manager, Jo Ayre. As part of this Jo has been working within the Art Department with the Year 10 artists involved in the project, on a series of two […]

British Ceramics Biennial

Yr10 Artists are participating in a project with BCB, the British Ceramics Biennial. The project is on the lost boys of WW1, those troops who were under the age of 18. Students initially visited the Ceramics Biennial on 20th November, where they participated in two ceramic workshops, making Willow Pattern tags and Bone China Forget […]