Arts Success at Mortimer.
In November, a group of 10 students from MCC were asked to take part in an ‘Art’ project organised by a local art studio. What we didn’t know at the time was that they would be working with Alex Millar http://www.washingtongreen.co.uk/artists/alexander_millar/.
The students worked with him over 3 days to produce work in his style, when they were asked if they would like to exhibit the work they had done alongside his own at the Great North Museum in March of this year. Naturally, the students were shocked and a little excited as they never thought their work would be of a good enough standard, but Alex was very impressed with their work, and the students were even more impressed with Alex when they found out why he was doing this.
After a chance meeting on the train, Alex offered to put something together for the Bubble Foundation http://www.bubblefoundation.org.uk/ which is a charity which helps and supports children with leukaemia in the North East. Our students work is currently on show along Metro Station platforms, leading to the GNM and Alex’s show which opens to the public on the 26th of March. Our students are looking forward to showing off their artistic side to the world...and their parents!
We did something funny for money!
“If you knew somebody, on your doorstep, who’d walked 11 days because they were starving and needed a quid for food, you’d say, here, have a quid, actually, have five. The point is – forget Geography – These are your neighbours, this is your doorstep” – Lenny Henry
A few weeks Ago, Miss Todd held an assembly about Comic Relief. It was about a boy who couldn’t go to school because his parents didn’t have any money to pay for it. Lots of the students felt that they would like to do something to help, so for Comic Relief we held the following;
- A non uniform day
- The sale of cakes – with red noses!
- Face painting
- Some staff dressed as school pupils
In total the school raised over £1000 for comic relief. Well done MCC!