On Thursday 22nd of May, Mrs Cottrill, Miss Latham and twenty-three Y10 art students took the train to London in search of some inspiration for their GCSE art coursework. First stop was the Tate Modern; the imposing former Bankside Power Station building that is home to international modern and contemporary art. Students got to see work by artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Duchamp. After grabbing some pretty tasty milkshakes in the Turbine Hall, it was on to Spitalfields and Brick Lane for a fantastic tour of London’s rich and diverse urban art scene. Around the winding back streets they saw works by world renowned artists such as Banksy, Invader and ROA, the sun was shining and they even got to see two international graffiti artists live in action!
After some well needed pizza and sleep, the group awoke refreshed on the Friday morning and headed off to South Kensington in search of precious jewels, woolly mammoths and dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Leaving with drawings, photographs and gift shop memorabilia, the group made a final trip to see Big Ben and soak in the sights of Westminster and the Thames before taking the tube back to collect their cases and begin the journey back to Rotherham.
A great time was had by all and Mrs Cottrill and Miss Latham were extremely proud of how mature and well behaved our fantastic Y10 pupils were and will definitely be making a return trip next year!