Art Trip to the Royal Academy, London

It was an early start for 58 Yr. 10 and 18 Yr. 12 pupils as they set out for London on Friday 3rd July at 7 am.Accompanied by members of the Art dept., the pupils had a long coach journey before reaching their destination, but what a fabulous day enfolded.

The Royal Academy Summer Show did not disappoint.The staff and students were impressed by the variety of work exhibited; seeing works of art first hand is always an experience not to be missed, as the exhibition stimulates and inspires everybody who sees it.

There was a collection of three of Jim Dine’s prints on show, which the students often reference in class, as well as pieces by Amselm Kiefer, Norman Ackroyd and Tracey Emin, among countless other famous/controversial artists, sculptures and photographers.

This year the Royal Academy veered away from their neutral wall colour and decided to go bold with pink and turquoise walls, which made for an interesting and exciting background to the works of art on show.

The students had a wonderful day, working in the gallery and taking a well-earned lunch outside in the sunshine, before catching their coach home and arriving back at school at 9.30 pm.I expect there were some very interesting conversations over the supper table when they finally got home.

If you’re in London this summer, then certainly make time to view the Summer Show; there is something there for everybody and it makes a great day out.