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18/04/19

That’s why we’re really committed to a broad KS4 curriculum. We offer music, drama, fine art, textiles, photography, design tech, sociology, psychology, health, business, computer science and PE-lots of opportunity for all to excel

17/04/19

A marvellous team effort from staff, students and their parents. Well done HGAED 👏 https://t.co/i9wU0nb0wJ

05/04/19

We’re delighted to hear it! Have a very restful Easter break. Looking forward to hearing all about it after the holidays.

05/04/19

Sorry for the slightly later arrival. We can battle the elements but not London traffic. Well done girls for a superb trip!

05/04/19

Despite heavy traffic, the coach driver is confident about an 8pm arrival back at school. Please be prompt in collecting your daughter. Thank you 😊

05/04/19

The Ullswater group are scheduled to arrive back at school at approx 8pm. Updates to follow once they are on the M25. It’s a very quiet coach back 😴

05/04/19

Congratulations to our wonderful Mrs Thompson for her support in achieving our Healthy Schools Gold Award 🥇 https://t.co/rlk5tDSKxb

05/04/19

The girls are enjoying their final activities before heading home. What a week! Travel updates to follow https://t.co/oWhxYZqoc1

03/04/19

It’s a rather beautiful spot for camping for the night https://t.co/VkMKae9ysF

03/04/19

Always a pleasure to host our primary colleagues and the wonderful children

03/04/19

A lovely range of hats and waterproofs on display 😊 https://t.co/If9WwYclQ3

03/04/19

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

The beautiful Lake District https://t.co/RIIrc5EcwJ

03/04/19

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03/04/19

View from the centre this morning for our Ullswater girls. It’s a little fresh 🥶 https://t.co/oKtnfyiXCE

02/04/19

We're delighted to have been won two Outcome Awards for 2018. Top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, and top 10% for progress. Very proud of all our students and staff! Full story https://t.co/zOLqL2fy2x https://t.co/NIMqErapkM

02/04/19

Students recently filled the 's conservatory with a 'mile of string', creating a tangled mess that made it difficult for the audience to move freely. Why? Find out at https://t.co/3RqD4g4Yxd https://t.co/rbCTvoF3re

01/04/19

From Peckham to paradise! Year 7 have arrived in Ullswater...a different world! https://t.co/dYE2ueQDm5

25/03/19

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Thank you Our Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their lesson on electricity in your science labs yesterday!

25/03/19

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Posted on April 2nd 2019

Sixth Formers Fill Horniman with 'Mile of String'

Sixth Form students recreated Marcel Duchamp’s famous ‘Sixteen Miles of String’ installation in the Horniman Museum in March. The performance took place in the Horniman’s conservatory, which students filled with black elastic, creating a tangled mess making it difficult for the audience to move in the space freely.

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The ‘Mile of String’ performance piece, commissioned by the Horniman Museum and Goldsmiths University, was inspired by Duchamp's 1942 installation, which involved filling the ‘First Papers of Surrealism’ exhibition with string, making it difficult for anyone to access the work.

The recreation of Duchamp’s work was used as a tool to discuss issues around accessibility to culture and institutions like the Horniman for local young people. The performance was an opportunity for students to decolonise the space by making themselves highly visible and present through the installation.

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This performance is an extension of the work we do in the art department. We are dedicated to providing students with real-world opportunities in the arts to connect them to what is happening in the art world now. Through this performance students were able to see how art can include performance but also be a form of activisim.

Mr.Campos said: "I like working with students through embodied practices because I see them come to life when they can use their bodies as a source for making art. They know their bodies best so they are fully empowered."

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Folasade said: "Being involved in this performance showed me how an artwork can connect you to people and get them involved."


Duchamp's 'Sixteen Miles of String exhibition' from 1942.

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The Horniman's Grade II listed cast iron Conservatory was built by the Horniman family in 1894.

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Event photography by Fidel Garcia-Reichman.