TAG | Learning Commons

Jun/12

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Music in the Learning Commons

After months of patient waiting we finally had our first ‘Music in the Learning Commons’ performance last week. The Clarinet Ensemble entertained lunchtime visitors to the Lilley Centre as they rehearsed for their Grammar in Concert performance at last Saturday night’s concert.

One of the seniors remarked, “This is fantastic Miss,” a comment which made me realize that the boys appreciate the opportunity to listen to lunchtime music as much as we do.  We would love to have other groups perform in the Lilley Centre at lunchtimes and we’re working with the Music Department to organise this.

 

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For the past three weeks our Art Department has had a wonderful Drawing Room set up in the Learning Commons. This was inspired by The Drawing Room at the Matisse exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, which all of our Year 10 and 11 Art students attended.  Matisse is considered to be a revolutionary agent of change in the history of art, and his love of drawing life – simple flowing outlines and blocks of colour – has been re-created in our Drawing Room.

Students have come in with their Art classes and in their own time to draw objects from the still life collection, and prizes are awarded each week for the best drawings.  This novel and innovative interactive display has seen a seamless integration of art and socialising, and has made the students here more aware of beauty in everyday objects.

 

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