The art department took their now traditional Year 12 trip to St Ives at the end of January and had a very fulfilling and thought provoking time. As last year the weather was excellent with cloudless blue skies, and not a breath of wind.
We travelled down after school on the Friday and stayed at the Youth Hostel in Penzance. The kitchen staff had stayed up to serve us a turkey dinner, which was very kind but a little over whelming at that time of night.
On Saturday we had a trip to St Ives and the Tate and Hepworth Galleries, followed by sketching and taking photos around the town. The light is truly special, and it is no wonder that it has been a magnet for artists through the years. The evening was a curry at the local restaurant for all but Ile Jarret, who could only face a pizza.
Sunday was a whistle stop visit to Mousehole, with its ancient port, old fishing boats, rusting mooring chains and granite cottages. Plenty of photo opportunities! Then home and some awful singing in the bus, mainly from the staff it has to be said.
Head of Art