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Friday, 6th May 2016


Mr Murray will be here next week with a bumper contribution; however, this week, we hand over the page to Mr Cotterill ..................................

Christ Church Cathedral School Art Exhibition 2016


Dear Parents and Pupils,

I am very much looking forward to organising our whole school exhibition during the week of the 16th to the 20th of May. As a school we come together to celebrate the creative side of our busy school lives; it never ceases to amaze me what our pupils are capable of achieving artistically.

As usual, we will have a whole school work of art. I hope that every pupil, and many of the staff, will contribute to it. This year, as it is Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, I thought we would celebrate by creating individual souvenir works of art which will come together into one large display. With this in mind I have produced some large 90p stamps. These should have come home to you this week.

The idea is simple. I would like pupils to take these home and produce a piece of art work; something individual, something original. Any approach can be taken; collage, painting, felt tip pens, coloured pencils, 3–D mixed media, or indeed any combination of these. Have some fun and surprise me!

The only criteria are the following;

a) I will need to hang the artworks with a nail. You will notice a hole at the top of the board for this purpose; please make sure that this is kept free.

b) Anything stuck to the surface of the boards must be attached securely. I will not have the opportunity to do any repairs.

The deadline for these celebratory works of art is the morning of Thursday 19th May; pupils may, of course, bring them in before this date.

There are two other competitions running at the moment, in preparation for Arts Week...

Firstly, our annual photographic competition; this forms part of our whole school exhibition. The subject this year is clouds. Pupils, and their families, may enter up to three photographs each. Please name them clearly on the back. Only hard copies are permitted. Please do not send entries in as email attachments.

Secondly, there will be an open art competition; if you have a painting, drawing, sculpture, print or whatever, that you would like to enter, please make sure it is clearly marked with your name and form and bring it into school. Again, the deadline for this competition is the morning of the 19th of May.

Lastly, I hope you will take some time to pop in and see the exhibition which will be open to parents and boys from 2pm on Friday afternoon, May 20th, and from 12.30 pm on Saturday May 21st, after the House Music Competition.

Best wishes,

Mr Cotterill

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