Year 13 Photography: Personal Investigation

Year 13 Photography pupils have been exploring their own Personal Investigation over the last couple of months; this could be anything from, ‘An investigation into ways photographers capture people in the urban environment’, to, ‘How has perspective been used in photography over time?’. Pupils were asked to look at inspirational photographers as a starting point, then plan and take a series of photographs in response.

The latest lockdown period has proved challenging as students have been more restricted in terms of materials and equipment, however here are some examples of some of the mini outcomes they have produced during this time.

Mrs Metcalfe.

Year 13 Graphics: Midway outcomes and reflections…

Year 13 Graphics pupils are now halfway through their component one projects. After months of research and developments, they were asked to create a graphic outcome that met many of their project intentions through a five hour practical assessment. All pupils performed incredibly well, showing a high level of skill, creativity and understanding of the graphic design. It was also an opportunity for them to trial some ideas for their eventual final outcome.  Below is a selection of the work produced.

Click on the images for a closer look.

Mr Bruten.

DT showcase!

DT students at St Laurence have been making good use of their spare time during lockdown – if you’ve made something outside school that you’re proud of, send me a photo and you can be on the blog!

Mrs Ainsworth

Joby Adams Y11

Joby helped his uncle make a toy car out of wood, he also built his own computer out of components!

Sam Rickard Y10

Sam designed and built his own electric guitar – he built his own electronic circuit.

Armand Weissel Hetzel Y10

Armand began the first lockdown by making face coverings for friends and family, he created a secret hiding place in his room and has also made a number of rings using found metals.

Harrison Keyzar Y9

Harrison is lucky to have great workshop facilities at home and even has his own Youtube channel!

James Tasker Y8

James really made the most of his Mini Shelf project – here it is in his bedroom.

Sammy Couch Y10

Sammy has worked hard in his own time to become expert at using Computer Aided Design – here’s just one of his amazing drawings!

Suzy Faraway Y10

Suzy made this lovely flower pot holder during first lockdown in Y9 as a response to the Manipulating Materials project.

Will Bailey Y8

Will Bailey really pushed the boat out in his fantastic interpretation of the Mini Shelf project!

Christmas card competition!

Students were invited to produce a Christmas card design for St Laurence School’s Christmas e-card – either a festive photograph or a hand drawn illustration.  We had such an amazing response and received so many creative and beautiful designs. Mr Stewart chose the winning card, painted by Chloe Sweet, Year 7. 

With so many fantastic pictures submitted, we decided that we would like to share them with our local community.  We contacted three of our local care homes and will be sending some cards to them in the next couple of weeks, with messages inside the cards from our Year 7 students to spread some festive cheer.  

You can see all of the card designs below – click on the images for a closer look.

The Big Draw Festival 2020! A Climate for Change

This month, St Laurence School has taken part in the Big Draw Festival 2020 – a worldwide celebration of drawing.  This year’s theme is ‘A Climate of Change’, with a focus on endangered animals.  Students were invited to draw their favourite endangered animal in any material of their choice to be included in our online gallery.  We have been blown away by their fantastic artwork and their passion for the environment!
#ClimateofChange

Lockdown Photography Competition

During lockdown, we challenged students and staff to a photography competition. The brief was to document the experience of a week in lockdown – from rainbows in windows and star-jumps on balconies, to explorations of your local area.

We had some amazing entries, but the winner was Christopher Wardell, Year 10, with his beautifully creative photographs of nature.

You can see all the photos below; click on the images to view at a larger size.