Students of A Level Art and Spanish enjoyed a trip down to London to visit an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum. The showcase exhibition displayed how the legacy of the Spanish Basque fashion couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga continues to influence contemporary fashion. Over one hundred pieces crafted by Balenciaga were on display, and students were able to browse additional Victoria & Albert exhibitions.
Year 12 Spanish A Level student Nathaniel McAllister said: "I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Balenciaga exhibition, looking at his earliest works and learning the secrets of how to build such an enduring, iconic brand." Fellow young linguist Toby Bellis added: "As this was my first trip to London, after visiting the museum exhibitions, I tried to see as many sights as possible, including Buckingham Palace."
Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and the College's Gifted & Talented co-ordinator Melody Reynolds, who organised and supervised this day trip with Head of Art Siobhan Phillips, said: "This was an excellent cross-curricular learning opportunity for our students which allowed them to explore new concepts in art and language through the medium of fashion. Students gained many new ideas to develop their own artwork and unique insights into Basque and international cultures. We are now working on similar cross-curricular cultural trips for our students to enjoy for later on in the academic year."
20th October 2017 Back to News