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Photography competition Winter '17

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Congratulations to Ellie for winning third prize in the Reading Secondary Schools Art competition! Her beautiful felt and hand stitch piece ‘Starry Night’  was much admired by the public and judges. 

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We are very excited to see our students work displayed at Tower Bridge, London! For more information about the project please see here  https://waingelsart.wordpress.com/2017/07/03/year-8-river-project-in-association-with-the-british-council-and-totally-thames/

 

 

Thank you to everyone that entered this Terms Photography Competition: ‘What’s your Paradise’? We had some excellent entries but there can only be one winner for each category!

Parent Winner: Alex Pataca

Parent Runners Up: Jen Chapman and Steve Owen

Staff Winner: Mr Salberg

Staff Runners Up: Mrs Cox and Miss Venning

Student Winner: Ermira Rexhepi

Student Runners Up: Rhiann Harvord and Lola Pollard

Student Honourable Mentions: Kiera Sharp, Kade Gigg, Jake Fisher, Jack Laverick and Jane Winsor.

RP FINAL

Out of all the schools in Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham, Waingels was chosen as one of six schools to take part in a project with the British Council and Totally Thames. The aim of The River Project is to get students to create a piece of art about their local area and their local river. The final piece will be exhibited on the banks of the Thames in London, and in Reading, as well as around the world. Each school selected is also partnered with a school in either Sierra Leone, Nigeria or Nepal to compare life and artwork between the two schools. Waingels has been partnered with Annal Jyoti School in Kathmandu, Nepal and the next stage is to share our work with them, and to look at our partner schools work in turn; learning about an alternative culture.

The idea behind the artwork came when researching about Reading and my Year 8 class realised how important the Huntley & Palmer biscuit factory was to building the town to what it is today. Houses and facilities were built to house the families working at the factory and even Reading Football Club began with workers from the factory, creating their nickname ‘The Biscuit Men’. The class enjoy learning new techniques and experimenting with lots of different materials so we gave ourselves the challenge of creating as many biscuits as possible. Some of the class also attended a workshop day at Reading University with student teachers learning how to create felt and clay biscuits. The final artwork was inspired by the Huntley & Palmer biscuit tins; how identifiable they are and showcasing the biscuits that Reading was built on.

This was an amazing opportunity for Waingels and the Year 8s involved have been brilliant; creating exciting pieces of work and experimenting with new techniques, really making the final piece their own. They should be very proud of themselves as I am of them also.

A VIP event will be held in London for the students, staff and families to attend to see the unveiling of the work along the Thames which I will inform the participating students about when there are more details. When the exhibition has been opened, anyone can see the exhibition for free along the River Thames, more details to follow.

The Design Department ‘Bird House Competition’ was very well received, the range of ideas and techniques were wonderful! We had ones that had feeders attached, a twig house construction, a blue African weaved fabric house and a bold rainbow coloured lolly stick house. A tough job to judge! However, we came to a decision and here are the results…

1st- Decorated with a cat which hopefully wont scare the birds away by Gregor MacLeod.

2nd –An exquisitely detailed Alice in Wonderland book design by Tamara Euillet

3rd– A beautifully weaved African bird house by Miss Kohlman.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for entering. Look out for the next competition coming soon!

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