Ewen Lindsay in 3F was awarded a £50 Amazon voucher by Bridge of Don Community Council for winning their council logo competition. The council approached BODA directly to ask for our talented pupils to come up with a new design to be launched in both digital online format and in print. We were thrilled to give a live project to pupils and to be involved in a project that would directly impact the local community.
For the project, Sam Longmire, – Creative Director at the award winning local graphic design agency FortyTwo Studio, was invited by Miss Crawford and Mrs Redpath to come in and speak with pupils. This gave them support in the early stages of their design process. Pupils learned a great deal from his visit and the Art & Design department hopes to continue a close partnership with the agency in the future.
This week two groups performed at the Aberdeen and North East Music Festival and achieved outstanding success. On Wednesday the senior choir won their class and we will post a photograph as soon as we can get them all back together. On Friday a quartet of senior girls won second place in the vocal and choral light music ensemble 15 -17. Given that there were 10 entrants this is a real achievement. It is good to see hard work and practice bringing success and very positive feedback from the adjudicators.
In March we were very lucky to be involved in creating a sculpture for the Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival. Pupils from 1X3, 2X3 and 2X1 were chosen to work with Dundee Sculptor Jason Nelson to create a cardboard sculpture that portrayed different aspects of what life is like being a young person in Aberdeen. The trumpet shaped sculpture links in theme to two interactive sculptures that Jason has created for the festival. The wooden sculptures are on display until 1st May in Pocket Park opposite the Central Library. The public are invited to sit on the bench inside the sculptures to hear audio of the people of Aberdeen recounting urban tales and memories of the city.
To view the festival guide for Look Again go to www.lookagainfestival.co.uk
We hope to have the cardboard sculpture returned to the school, to be put on display after the festival, where pupils and staff will be able to view it in the school library.