Year 11 GCSE Art and Technology students showcased their amazing work in the inaugural exhibition for Art, Product and Textile coursework.
Wendy Lewis, Teacher of Art said: “It was fantastic to see so many visitors and students admiring the talent we have here at the school. As well as the outstanding work we had amazing canapés and nibbles made by one of our GCSE food groups.”
Messages from St-Art! Exhibition visitors:
“What an amazing show - such talent and excellence”
“Excellent work throughout - what great talent there is in the school - keep up the good work”
“I have to say I was blown away. Fantastic stuff”
“As usual St Dunstan’s students continue to impress”
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St Dunstan’s School has taken Glastonbury in Bloom to its heart! Students have been involved in a range of activities; the School Council have developed an area of the garden to grow produce.
They will be using this to help create a range of healthy dishes as well as producing some new and exciting recipe ideas to share. They have also been working with staff member, Pauline Plant, toward the Glastonbury in Bloom competition; they have created a beautiful entry which has taken on a bee friendly theme. Our hope is that we have created an area for everyone who passes to enjoy while, at the same time, creating an area that is rich in pollen and nectar for the bees.
Alongside the planting, the Student Council also held an assembly and ran a whole school competition to raise awareness of the need to create and maintain bee friendly areas. There was a great response to the competition with entries from individuals and tutor groups including cakes, decorated flower pots, paintings, a song parody and an information video. Entries to the competition were judged anonymously by The Mayor of Glastonbury, Councillor Emma George. The winner, Macey (pictured above with The Mayor and Mrs Rowlinson-Baker) was presented with a £30.00 Amazon Voucher and two runners up, Teresa and Molly, with £10.00 Amazon Vouchers courtesy of the town council.
The Mayor, Councillor Emma George wrote:
“I was really impressed with the creativity, imagination and talent in all the entries and actually wanted to give them all a prize! However, I have already said that there will be one first prize plus two runners up so: First prize goes to Macey for her animation which shows not just outstanding creativity and initiative, but also contains all the necessary information about the plight of our bees. Well done Macey!"
“The two runners up are Teresa for her cake and Molly for her painting. I was pleased to see so many edible entries and they all looked amazing but Teresa’s cake just had that WOW factor and really came across as ‘Everything Bee’. I particularly liked both the paintings and found it very hard to choose between them. Cushla’s is a beautiful image with an interesting, thoughtful composition and style showing a clear talent. Molly’s vibrantly colourful flowers just kept drawing my eye though; I thought that she had really produced some good depth and perspective by her use of light and shading, showing just how important pollinating flowers are for protecting our bees. All in all, some outstanding entries which, as I said before, I was hard-pushed to choose between.”
“I would like to commend the way that the staff and the students at St Dunstan’s School have supported the School Council in their project and is really looking forward to showing off the work in their portfolio which is to be presented to the judges of Glastonbury in Bloom.”
Mrs B Rowlinson-Baker
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St Dunstan’s School Photography Competition reached its peak on Wednesday 19 July as Tony Bolton, the photographer from the Central Somerset Gazette, arrived to judge the entries. The theme of the competition was “Things That Make Me Happy”. Tony had a difficult job arriving at a final decision because the standard of entries was incredibly high across all categories. Everyone will have one of their photographs featured in the school calendar – everyone is a winner!
The overall winner for the competition is Ozzy who snapped a fantastic shot of his beloved dog in the hollow of a tree which really captured the essence of what makes Ozzy happy! Very well done Ozzy.
Runners up in the competition were:
Porshia and Amy (Years 7-11)
Wendy Lewis (staff)
All photographs can be seen in the photography exhibition being held during St Dunstan’s Open Day and Evening on Wednesday 27 September 2017. Do come along to see the photographs and have the opportunity to take a look around the school at the same time!
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