Rydal Penrhos’ A Level textiles group explored some thought-provoking topics upon their return to school shortly before the Easter break.
It was fantastic to see so many Rydal Penrhos pupils gradually transitioning back to vital face-to-face learning in the weeks leading up to the Easter break. COVID-19 has caused some significant disruption over the last year, with the school reacting quickly to an ever-changing situation to put together an exceptional online learning provision that enabled progression to continue despite the circumstances.
All pupils were back on-site during the final week of term, which was a good way to transition back briefly before things get back to more normality from Tuesday 20 April – the official start of the summer term. This has been highly beneficial for pupils young and old, but especially for those in examination years ahead of a critical period before the next stage of their journey.
The school’s A Level textiles group wasted no time in getting creative under the expert guidance and support of teacher Suzy Morris upon their return, who has been at the forefront of exciting projects throughout remote learning over the last year which were implemented to build key skills and highlighted important topical issues in the process.
Yet another fine example of this was some recent work done by the Sixth Formers surrounding Mexican textiles, which saw each pupil involved use some methods that were unfamiliar to them that proved challenging and rewarding in equal measure.
A more sombre topic for the A Level group was creating pieces to reflect the theme of war and loss. This enabled the pupils to use an expression within their designs in a poignant and dignified way, which also resulted in an outstanding final product.
Rydal Penrhos offers A levels in Art or Photography or Textiles, depending on where a young person finds they have an interest and talent.
Even within the classic Art A Level a pupil may focus on one of many disciplines, drawing, painting, sculpture and so forth.
Often, we find our pupils entering Art foundation courses beyond Rydal Penrhos have already tried many of the disciplines within the school environment, which is a rarity and provides an advantage from the start.
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