Search

Two schools combine creativity in Olympic-themed art relay

15:05 25 January 2013

Valentines High and Ilford County High School students with the art collaboration

Valentines High and Ilford County High School students with the art collaboration

Archant

Pupils at two Redbridge schools have combined their creativity to paint two huge canvas banners in an Olympics-inspired art relay.

Plans for the unusual project started with the Queen’s visit in March last year, when groups from Valentines High School and Ilford County High School met in a marquee displaying their art in Valentines Park.

Andy Wright, head of art at Ilford County High said: “We talked about doing something together and then it was the Olympics.

“We thought about doing something relating to that as well but not necessarily in the obvious way with sport.”

The final project - “Is it relay art?” - challenged six students from each school to paint one piece of work each in a relay with the theme of contrasting worlds.

For one banner, artists could see the entire work so far but for the other they were allowed to see only the previous piece of work.

When the finished banners were unveiled at Ilford County High School, in Fremantle Road, on Thursday, the students got to see their work together for the first time.

Valentines art teacher Elham Tanner said more projects are being considered for the future.

She added: “It’s interesting to see what pupils from two very different schools - a boys’ grammar school and a mixed comprehensive - produce.”

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00
Wanstead High Street is cordoned off whilst officers investigate the incident [Photograph by @Leotheunsure]

The noise of a 30-year-old man being shot in a quiet street sounded like a “fireworks” going off, according to a resident.

Yesterday, 17:59
London City Airport runway expansion plans canned

London City Airport chiefs are “perplexed” and “disappointed” by the Mayor of London’s decision to refuse plans to expand runways on noise grounds.

Yesterday, 17:11
Police incident at Barkingside High Street. Pic: @JuliaOsborne

Barkingside High Street, Mossford Green and Tanners Lane have been reopened after a police investigation into a “suspicious” item, according to Transport for London (TfL).

Yesterday, 16:58
Eastcourt Independent School in Goodmayes held a musical presentation evening which parents and former pupils where invitied to

Teachers, parents, friends and families have an “absolutely fantastic” evening as the children of a primary school entertained the crowds with their musical prowess last night.

Most read news

One in 20 students are working in the sex industry to pay their way through university, according to new research.

Unless you count Jeremy Paxman v EVERYBODY.

Being registered to vote is so important that even Silent Jay has something to say about it.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder