We’ve been so impressed by the quality and creativity of the work sent in by our virtual summer school participants in response to the activities! Here is a selection of some of our favourite pieces:
Shakespeare: From Page to Stage
Tia-Lana (Year 10 & 11 Programme) was inspired by the Shakespeare activities to create a poster for a production of Henry V.
Tia-Lana writes, ‘Due to Henry V being the protagonist his silhouette is at the forefront of the poster. In this silhouette, he is brandishing a crimson sword. I have designed this sword to correspond with the three in the background which together forms the flag of St George. Finally, in the title I have made the ‘Y’ in Henry represent the roman numeral of 5 which appears as V.’
Creative writing workshop with Arvon
The creative writing workshop with Ashley Hickson-Lovence generated lots of brilliant work focusing on identity. Read some of our favourite pieces in the gallery below:
Investigating Portraits with the Ashmolean Museum
The masterclass with the Ashmolean Museum generated thoughtful work analysing paintings. Charlotte (Year 10 & 11 Programme) wrote a fascinating piece on ‘The Ugly Duchess’ by Quentin Matsys. Read Charlotte’s essay here. Amaani (Year 10 & 11 Programme) researched and recreated Youseff Sida’s painting ‘Hindiya’.
Some budding artists even took up the challenge to create their own portraits!
Public speaking masterclass with Noisy Classroom
Noisy Classroom offered pupils a virtual masterclass on how to plan and deliver a persuasive speech. Click on the links below to read some of our favourite speeches:
Abigail (Year 10 & 11 Programme) sent in an excellently reasoned and delivered speech on the problems with the education system.
Big questions with Oxplore
Click on the links below to read some of our favourite essays in response to Oxplore’s Big Questions.
Should insects be on the menu? with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
We received many compelling arguments for and against serving insects in the school canteen. Harvey (Year 10 & 11 Programme) was even inspired to draw an ‘at home cricket farm’!
Why are poems like spells?
Click on the links below to read our favourite mini essays in response to Sammy Wright’s English session.
If you are participating on the Inspire Summer School, remember that you can access all the activities till 23rd September.