Go Higher West Yorkshire’s Progression Officers recently launched a weekly challenge for students to engage in a positive activity during uncertain times. The challenge is designed to add a sense of purpose to students’ routines by providing a new challenge each week. GHWY’s challenge also includes the HE Provider of the week section, which encourages students to explore links to local Higher Education provision and begin to visualise their futures. A new challenge winner is announced each week- you can see the winners from Week 1 here: https://www.gohigherwestyorks.ac.uk/news/blog/ghwy-weekly-he-challenge/.
Below are examples of students’ work over the last few weeks- we are extremely impressed by the high standard of submission and students’ creativity! Well done everyone!
Progression Officer: Joanne Welding
Winners: Dilveen, Amelia, Christian, Jayden, Lottie, Toby, Sophie, Bianca
‘I recreated Roy Litchenstein’s pop art- Through the looking glass. I used face paint on my sister, a mirror and a red rug to create the red background’. (Sophie Year 8 Immanuel College)
GHWY Student Blog on Art Recreation Challenge
I chose to recreate the painting by Frieda Kahlo that is known as “Self-portrait dedicated to Dr Eloesser” because it showed how the artist viewed herself on paper and how her passion for art reflected her thoughts and feelings.
Frieda inspires me because she felt that women did not need to be dictated to on how they should look or act. Also, that women are as priveleged as men to do whatever and look however they like. She showed this through her appearance and outgoing personality.
I used every day household items such as flower crowns and plants to recreate this image.
I have thought about doing art as a degree/career because I love to play around with abstract materials and colours. I feel that art lets me express my moods on paper.
However I would love to have a career in medicine because I have always enjoyed making people feel better, both physically or emotionally. I will go to university and study medicine so that I can help many people in the future.
Thank you for allowing me to show my love for art through this challenge…
Year 9, Immanuel College
Minsthorpe Community College
Progression Officer: Amy Burton
Winners: Darcey Tanguay (year 10), Sophie Batemen (year 10), Samuel Glenny (Year 10)
De Lacy Academy
Progression Officer: Beverley Davis-Clegg
Winners: Kobi Mitchell
Kobi (De Lacy Academy) representing monk meditations and mindfulness in a very creative way- with a modern Star Wars twist!
Awesome creativity Kobi, well done!