The Art & Design Department have recently returned from a very successful four day stay in the German capital Berlin. Mr Laing, Miss Macready and Miss Fraser took twenty pupils ranging from S2-S5 on a tour of the cultural melting pot that is modern Berlin, thought of as the centre of modern European art. The pupils enjoyed a range of activities whilst on the trip. These ranged from learning about Berlin’s chequered history though a guided walking tour to seeing the cities graffiti up close in an old bombed out train yard. Pupils also got the chance to create a piece of their own graffiti in an abandoned factory. The pupils also experienced examples of modern art and architecture in the Berlinische Galerie and the spectacular Jewish Museum. Other interesting sights included a view from the top of the iconic TV tower which was situated in the former East, watching a film in an outdoor cinema under the stars, exploring the remains of the Berlin Wall, playing mini golf in a blacklight lit basement whilst wearing 3D glasses and wandering around a flea market where a dazzling array of random items could be purchased from gas masks and WW2 era uniforms to artwork and bratwursts!
Congratulations to Morven Grey (S5) who won the overall prize at the Rotary Young Photographers Competition Falkirk Area 2012. Morven’s…
Congratulations to Lyndsay Reynolds in S6 who won first prize in the senior category of the prestigious Friends of the…
Congratulations to Amy Wilson S6 who came 1st in the 16-18 category of the Rotary Young Photographer of the Year 2011 competition. Amy went on to claim the overall prize beating competition from across Scotland. She was presented with a Jessops voucher and a chance to go out with a professional photographer from Maverick Photo Agency for a day.
Amy’s winning photo is titled ‘Just Another Street Corner’ and was in response to the brief given by Keep Scotland Beautiful who supported the competition.
S1 pupils across the school were involved in a Scottish Identity task last week which culminated in a Scottish Identity Forum period 5&6 on Friday. All pupils had the chance to take part in different Scottish related activites and see all the work which had been created during the week.
S1 pupils in the art department were invloved in creating a number of varied pieces of artwork which were all displayed in the hall. Mrs Feltons class created a photographic collages which included iconic scottish imagery and photographic portraits. Mrs Nobles class created colourful self portraits. Mr Armours class created a landscape inspired by the local area. Miss Gaffneys class created badges based on Scottish military badges. Mrs Press’s classes created ink landscapes inspired by their journey to school and finally Mr Laings classes created repeat patterns based on their own drawings of the Scottish Parliament.
Congratulations to Higher Photography pupil Jade Zoe Mackenzie in S6 who won top prize for the Focus Environment National Photography Competition. She managed to beat stiff competition from across Scotland in the 15-18 age group in the category of ‘Nature’s Moods’. Jade Zoe attended an awards ceremony at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and recieved a framed copy of her winning photograph as well as £250 in prize money. Well done! Below is her winning entry entitled “Its Raining”
You can view the other entries and age groups at the website http://www.focusenvironment.com/
The Travelling Gallery will arrive at Denny High School in October! Go to the website below for more details.
The S1-S3 Exhibition took place before the summer holidays featuring examples of work from all secondary schools in Falkirk Council and was displayed at the Camelon Education Centre. Well done to all the pupils from Denny High School who had their work displayed at the exhibiton!
The closing date for the Focus Environment competition is fast approaching and all entries must be submitted by Monday 4th of October.
Focus Environment is an environmental photographic competition for secondary school pupils throughout Scotland. The competition encourages young people between the ages of 11-18, to demonstrate their awareness of the natural world around them.
The entries are divided into two age groups, 11-14 and 15-18. The winning photographs form an exhibition which visits galleries and museums across Scotland.