Wellingborough School

On Thursday 10th October 2013 the Sixth Form went once again on our annual trip to the London art galleries. The trip is always a highly anticipated, enjoyable one and this year was no exception. 

We started at the V&A Museum which is a fascinating museum with an incredibly diverse assortment of things to see.  There was something to interest everyone and we all enjoyed perusing both the permanent collection and the optional paid exhibitions. The glittering cabinets of the museums jewellery collection were a particular highlight, though perhaps more so for the girls. 

From the V&A we split into two groups; those studying portraiture this year visited the National Portrait Gallery. We primarily looked round the new exhibitions, such as Dame Laura Knight’s paintings, before joining the rest of the group at the National Gallery. We enjoyed some of Trafalgar Square’s unique entertainment first though; some shockingly bad break dancers were followed by an impressive acrobatic group and finally a less impressive mime. 

The final stop was the Tate Modern. By this point we were certainly beginning to feel the effects of a day of constant walking, but we maintained our enthusiasm for art as always. After enjoying the gallery itself we spent a while perusing the Tate’s vast book shop before making our way towards Pizza Express. After enjoying our much needed dinner it was sadly time to leave London. 

Thank you to Mrs Hennessy, Miss Horry and Mrs Woodward for another fun and inspirational day out in London. 

Rosie Burt
Upper Sixth Art Scholar

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