The final Post from The DT Department!

We are sad that this is going to be our final post for this academic year, but we are very excited that we can reveal to you that last weeks Year 9 activity week Restaurant Challenge 2022 went AMAZINGLY

All students thoroughly enjoyed their time completing each task, it was so difficult for us to select a winning team.

These are our winners:

WINNERS OF RESTAURANT CHALLENGE DAY 1-2022: ‘Downtown Dinner’

WINNERS OF RESTAURANT CHALLENGE DAY 2-2022: ‘Rapid a Chic’

Here are some images from the two days events!

Here is a summary of DAY 1 competitors:

This is the DAY 2 summary:

Before we leave you,

here is a selection of final roof garden photographs!

We are sad to say goodbye, but only until next term!

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER BREAK EVERYONE! SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER!

One to Watch…

We are delighted that Stephanie has been offered a solo show at the Thompson Gallery in London. This is an incredible achievement. The gallery saw Stephanie’s work in the St Marylebone Gallery space in Blandford Street and connected with her, she had also had one of her paintings selected from 20,000 entries for the RA Young Artists Live Exhibition at the Royal Academy too. Do go and see her work, it is definitely worth the 10 minute walk from school. Well done Stephanie!

https://www.thompsonsgallery.co.uk/exhibition.php/One-to-Watch-Stephanie-Campos-346/

Getting one last grown in

We thought we would try and get one last cheeky grow in from the Urban Cultivator before the end of term.

This time we kept it simple and went for an easy Cress and an intermediate Pea Shoot. Below is our progress since last Friday! The Cress has gone wild already!

All of the produce that is grown this week will be used for our year 9 activities week ‘Restaurant Challenge’ competition as garnish.

Another exciting update to share with you is that our peas on the roof garden are finally ready for picking!

The Apples have come a long way too!

All of the produce we have collected over this week and last week will be used as ingredients in the year 9 Restaurant challenge and we are so excited about that.

We cannot wait to share with you next week how the activity week went for us!

Broad Beans Harvest!

Sad to say that this is one of our final blog posts before the end of this School year.

We definitely needed a huge crate for this weeks harvest!

We had an unlimited supply of Broad Beans, some more Carrots, and some Chard.

I always look forward to seeing what the Carrots look like as we pull them from the ground! So far we haven’t had a single straight and long Carrot. It truly makes you wonder how much the supermarkets are disposing of when we haven’t had one single ‘normal’ Carrot yet?!

Stay tuned next week for our second-to-last Growing Green blog update.

GCSE Art Show 2022

Thank you to all who came this evening and made the show such a lovely celebration of the hard work from our 2022 GCSE cohort. Y11, your work shone!

D&T Health and Safety!

We are excited to say that after two crazy years of COVID-19 lockdowns and disrupted teaching, the D& T department finally managed to complete our in-depth all-inclusive Design & Technology Product Design Health and Safety Specialist Course which we started back in 2020 and kept getting pushed back!

Here are a few highlights from the day!

We brushed up on some existing knowledge skills on some bits of kit that both staff and students regularly use, but also learnt some new information and got some training and practice on some tools and equipment that we do not currently use and we are excited to take these new skills into our classes from hereon.

Stay tuned next week for some further growing updates on the roof and hopefully some exciting new harvests!

Y8 engraving

Some Year 8’s have been trying the engraving process today with a craft press, I think their prints are impressive…

A Level Exhibition 2022

A huge well done to our amazing sixth form students who worked (despite Covid) with such dedication on their art portfolios. The show was brilliant and it was great to see so many of you tonight!

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