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Year 8 Art

“Numbers and Letters” project.

Inspired by the collages of French – Canadian artist Cecil Touchon, this work by Year 8 students challenges their understanding and application of abstract composition, positive and negative shape, contrast and mixing acrylic paint into a range of tints and shades from hues of pure colour.

Initially, letter shapes from a Gothic alphabet are cut up and rearranged across a grid, liberating them from their literary function, to create new shapes – some angular, some sinuous – and irregular patterns and rhythms. Working on a scaled up section of nine squares taken from the collage, students then develop their paintings. In the beginning the task is simple, but as more squares are coloured a greater number of contrasting tones are required (from just three colours) to make each shape’s contour clear whilst still retaining the painting’s nine square structure.

Although each student’s painting has exactly the same structure, uses the same letter shapes, and a primary colour with black and white, no two paintings (out of a total of 60) are the same.

A bit like jazz.

Mr Valentine

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Netball Tour

Year 8 and 11 Team

Wow! Such an amazing morning for both the Year 8 team, winning three out of the four games and Year 11 team winning all four. Ellie M; Millie H; Holly H and Abbie M; Kacie M; Alice D; Cerys J; Ruby C and Madison S all achieving ‘player of the match for the four games played.
Can’t wait for tomorrow! Proud of every single member of each team! You have all been absolutely superb. Well done so far.

Miss Evans


Last night, the year 8/9 with some year 7s football team played Kineton in the semi-final of the county cup.
The team started the game strong with E.Constable, A.Bourton. M.Free and S.Viteri pressuring forward in attack. A.Griffiths-Standagr and M.Norton kept pushing the ball forward and supporting in defence when needed. Some amazing attempts on goal from A.Bourton and S.Viteri kept the Kineton keeper active, but we couldn’t get past her!
H.Freimanis, M.Green, E.Luo and A.Stanley did well in defence to save A.Constable from having to do much keeping in goal. L.Parsons came on to add more pressure to the opposition, but still, neither teams could score!
At half time, Southam needed to up their game. Chasing every ball and pressuring every pass as well as being more creative in attack is what we needed.
After 2 minutes of the second half, Southam scored with a huge team effort, eventually giving M.Norton the goal. R.Dillon came on to support in defence and pressure the ball forward and A.Constable came out of goal to support in midfield, however, once Southam had begun scoring there was no stopping them! E.Constable, H.Freimanis, A.Griffiths-Standage and M.Free added their names to the score line and soon the game was being dominated by Southam.
Southam were definitely the stronger and more composed team in the second half and worked well together as the game came to a close.
Final score 8-0 to Southam! This puts the team into the County Final on Wednesday 3rd April at 4pm. If anyone would like to support the team and the U16s – the finals will take place at Campion school.
Well done to everyone!
Miss MacLachlan