A Taste of Arts School for Wey Valley students

A Taste of Arts School for Wey Valley students

Arts University Bournemouth hosted a hugely inspiring three day Spring Art School for students across the Dorset region. Wey Valley School were fortunate to be one of the selected schools with 10 student places on offer. Students were able to choose a specialism within an arts based subject of their choice ranging from Architecture, Animation, Fine Art, Photography, Special Effects Make up for Theatre and Performance and Textile Design.

Mr James Grummett, Arts and Photography teacher at Wey Valley said, ‘Our students immediately embraced a taste of arts university life; mixing with creative and dynamic like-minded people from all over the county.  Hosted in state of the art facilities, our students were open-minded, willing to acquire new skills and ended the course presenting their work to all the students and staff’.

Mr Grummett added, ‘our students were focused throughout and gained a huge amount of knowledge and enthusiasm within their specialisms to bring back to school.  It was a proud moment to see our students present their incredible art work’.

Holly Anderson in Year 10 said, ‘the trip was fantastic, a real insight into an Higher Education learning environment – we were able to use a range of art skills during the day and learn new ones that we will bring back to school to develop our Art studies’.

Hannah Lockyer, also in Year 10 said, ‘the tutors and University students who supported us were really helpful.  With the school planning to run more University trips, I would thoroughly recommend this opportunity to other students’.

Following on from the Spring Art School at AUB, all Yr10 GCSE Art / Photography / Graphics students at Wey Valley will attend a visit to Arts University Bournemouth later this month to see the ‘Degree Show’. This is a large scale exhibition showcasing work undertaken by Degree students on all of the courses they offer, including, Fashion, Model Making, Interior Design and Illustration amongst others.

Ms Sara Adams, Acting Principal at Wey Valley praised the Year 10 students and Art Department staff following the success of this University trip.  Ms Adams said, ‘as a school, we are dedicated in providing our students University and College trips that stretch their learning and imagination, which in turn complements studies and extra-curricular activities at school. I look forward to seeing more of our student work showcased at the Universities and here at school’.