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Remembering the Sixth Form 2019

Remembering the Sixth Form 2019

As a way of ensuring we leave a legacy and strong memories after the Sixth Form closes, we are creating a wall mural to share those memories and special times. On Tuesday 29th January we welcomed Chas Jacobs (a Lancashire Artist) into school to work with the Sixth Form students on their painting to celebrate the sixth form. The students began to gather images of the school and pulling together ideas of what the Sixth Form has meant to them and others. Chas worked with small groups to begin the initial ideas, bringing together everyone’s ideas and suggestions.

The Bikeathon is one of the key memories that the students have and this was given a prominent position on the initial plan. They also wanted to include images to represent some of the trips that people had been on including Nepal, Iceland and events such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We also wanted a focus on the charitable side of the Sixth Form and included reference to the various charities that we have supported over the years including the Teenage Cancer Trust, Macmillan and Trinity Hospice.

By the end of the day the initial plans were beginning to be realised and the design was starting to come together.

On day two Chas worked at transferring our ideas onto a wooden base. In just three hours and after some tuition from Chas the image was ready for the students to begin their painting. All of the students helped to contribute to the initial stages of painting, with many commenting how in the middle of their exams it was very relaxing. You can see from the images how the painting is now starting to come together!

Over the next few weeks the students will be continuing the painting and we look forward to unveiling our creation later on this year. We would like to extend an invitation to our former pupils to come into school to contribute to the painting and we are holding some ‘Painting, Tea and Chat’ afternoons.

These will be held on three afternoons between 2pm and 4pm in the sixth form common room, Wednesday 20th March, Wednesday 27th March and Wednesday 24th April.  If you would be interested in attending, please email Mrs Dawber edr@baines.lancs.sch.uk or phone the school office to register your interest specifying which day you will be attending.