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Students Embark on Inspiring Art and Photography Excursion in Sheffield

Year 10 and Year 11 GCSE Art students had a day filled with artistic exploration during a recent educational trip to Sheffield. The excursion, provided students with a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of art and photography, gaining inspiration and hands-on experience.

The day commenced at The Millennium Galleries, where students delved into the mesmerising world of art and design exhibits. This visit set the tone for a day filled with creativity and artistic expression.

Next on the itinerary was a visit to The Winter Gardens, an enchanting indoor tropical space adorned with over 2500 plants from all corners of the globe. This lush environment served as the backdrop for some remarkable images captured by the students, which will undoubtedly contribute to their coursework.

The journey continued as the students strolled to The Peace Gardens, where the splendour of fountains and a juxtaposition of modern and historical architecture captured their attention. It was a moment to appreciate the unique charm of Sheffield's urban landscape.

The educational adventure proceeded to The City Hall, a neo-classical masterpiece featuring painted ceilings and stained-glass windows. The ornate beauty of the building provided students with a wealth of artistic inspiration, igniting their creative spirits.

The penultimate stop on the tour led the students to the Graves Gallery, which houses an impressive collection of art and photography from some of the country's most renowned artists, including Grayson Perry, Sam Taylor Johnson, and Mark Quinn. Here, the students had the privilege of witnessing exceptional works of art up close.

The final stop of the day brought the group to the Sheffield Hallam steps, where they enjoyed their lunch in the warm sunshine. This location offered a glimpse into university life, as many Sheffield Hallam students use this area between lectures. A few of our students even took the opportunity to peek into a lecture theatre, providing them with a taste of what a university experience might be like.

The trip was a resounding success, and both Year 10 and Year 11 students left with newfound inspiration and a trove of images and sketches to fuel their creative projects.

Armthorpe Academy is proud to provide students with opportunities to expand their horizons and nurture their creative talents. This excursion exemplifies our commitment to fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment for our students.