On Monday 8th May, Year 7 crossed the Pennines to visit The Lowry at Salford Quays. The journey was part of the experience as we travelled by minibus, train and then tram to get there.
Mr Wood introduced the Geographical aspect of the visit – looking at the changing nature of an industrial and post-industrial landscape. The pupils did a series of drawings looking across to the Lowry from Media City. They achieved good outcomes, looking at the shapes they could see in the buildings.
After lunch, pupils enjoyed an art workshop with two artists, working in response the paintings of industrial landscapes painted by L. S. Lowry. They looked at and thought about the Artist’s work and spent some time sketching the paintings before returning to the classroom to create their own response to what they had seen. They learnt more about how perspective can be shown in paintings and drawings. It was an enjoyable and worthwhile experience.
Back at school in both Art and Geography lessons, we will be continuing to study these themes, inspired by our visit.