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17/05/18

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Having this joy to participate the first feminist society session and debate cake at with , great talks on feminism and body image💥💥💥💥 https://t.co/py67LsGvaF

17/05/18

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Very excited to be hosting the first HGAED Feminist Society with Dhillon from https://t.co/InhHsHTo41

15/05/18

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Please RT if you know anyone who would be interested in an art technician job - details here: https://t.co/CznDErt8RU,

14/05/18

(left) is our school's first artist in residence. Alix is working with Year 9 on an project about the significance of hair in cultural identity. Pictured with head of art . Find out more https://t.co/6s7e3H1NPC. https://t.co/b3HWn3foJz

09/05/18

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Creative activism at its best! Inspired by celebrating contributions of women of colour activists in preparation for https://t.co/WeJsc69u0o

01/05/18

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Yr9 artists inspired by Mark Dion to develop curiosity in our surroundings @ https://t.co/o2ODDVnrTD

01/05/18

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Discussion lead by around gaps in the curriculum. https://t.co/EQdjOMPU0L

25/04/18

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Yr9 art students will be working with for PROCESSIONS. Can’t wait! https://t.co/VTvFfLwmVB

18/04/18

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Our next book review is now up! Filmed at Tales on the Rye- the school bookshop created in collaboration with https://t.co/8ZVGXTvZhL

05/04/18

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The Uncracked Code has been flying off our shelves. We also had it reviewed by students Watch here! https://t.co/UtasEu3AhR

03/04/18

Congratulations to the fantastic speakers at the "Speak Out" Challenge Regional Final last week. And especially worthy winner Omotola from . Our own Hafsa (pictured) was the fabulous MC! https://t.co/7IQkOTuBL2

29/03/18

Our girls raised £126.38 for by bringing in spare copper coins. Great work everyone... 289,000 children under five die each year due to illness linked to dirty water. We're raising money for water, toilets, hygiene https://t.co/drTuTb8qXB

28/03/18

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A big thank you to Chris Brown and the team for hosting a brilliant Southwark Regional Final this evening!

28/03/18

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"The ability to speak and articulate your thoughts and ideas is essential in life" Thank you Carrie Senior Head of for your very warm welcome tonight.

28/03/18

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The team make running the Southwark challenge a piece of cake. 😉 https://t.co/UZO864q6cL

28/03/18

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Here's our amazing MC for tonight's event, last year's Southwark Champion Hafsa from https://t.co/jd5GAKjozb

28/03/18

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Southwark's turn tonight for a Regional Final . Hafsa Ahmed, last year's Champ, will be our MC for the evening. Come and support Southwark's young speakers! https://t.co/c2dP754eP4 https://t.co/tij38KHwKW

28/03/18

Pics from our Staff vs Students and matches last week to raise money for . Yes, there were questionable tactics and variable talent on display throughout(!) but everyone had a great time... bring on next year's rematch. https://t.co/fP07uwq0TS

27/03/18

Year 7 are really enjoying their project with on understanding national identity and Britishness. See our new national flags and anthem at https://t.co/SWeN391OMz https://t.co/FzgX8KlvqJ

15/03/18

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Sneak preview new exhibition - The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles thanks to for an inspired resource, curated by yr9 students, and nearly ready to open debate around missing histories in our curriculums https://t.co/5sIJj0bm1L

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Posted on November 30th 2017

ARTiculaton Discovery Day at the Courtauld Gallery

After the success of entering the ARTiculation competition last year and the impact it had on student confidence, we had the opportunity to support students and build their public speaking skills with a Discovery Day run by ARTiculation.

ARTiculation is a national and international public speaking initiative, championing the appreciation and discussion of art.

Six students from the Fine Art A Level course attended the session where they were split into groups with students from other schools. Each group was given a painting to research from the Courtauld Gallery display, and told they were not allowed to use their phones to support them. This meant they had to rely on sources such as books and their own interpretation of the painting. The three paintings they researched were:

Paul Cezanne’s The Card Players

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Paul Gaugin’s Nevermore

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and Frank Auerbach’s Rebuilding the Empire.

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The students were supported in opening up dialogue and debate within the groups through in-depth analysis of the paintings. This was led by education outreach workers at the Courtauld. They also had the chance to talk to the curator of the gallery to learn about how it arranged the work and how that impacted on the viewers' experience.

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After the students had researched the artworks in their groups they then had to present their research in front of the painting in the gallery space. This was obviously a daunting experience and all students made huge progress throughout the day, learning skills that will support them not only in their art studies but in all aspects of their lives to come.

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This experience will now support students in choosing an art work to research and discuss for the in-school heat of the ARTiculation competition 2017. One student will be put forward to take part in the reginal heat which will take place early next year.

What teachers said...

Jose Campos: This day was full of challenges that made students confront fears and make personal growth. I loved seeing them in this ‘real world’ situation having to be fully present and having to deal with life. The day made art real.

Clare Stanhope: The increased confidence of the students was incredible. I was extremely proud of how they all threw themselves into a situation which many of them found very challenging.

What students said...

Ahamed – The workshop has helped me to speak confidently to an audience and adapt my skills for the group.

Lucia – The workshop has helped me to overcome my fear (of public speaking).

Omash – The  work shop has helped me gain a lot of confidence.