A highlight of each year as an art teacher is the annual exhibition. Now housed in TOLC the exhibition showcases work from GCSE, BTEC and A-Level students. It is a chance for students, teachers and invited guests to see the results of the hundreds of hours of observation, recording, development and creative thinking our young artists engage in; many of whom go on to study on art courses at university prior to entering careers in the creative industries – one of the UK’s largest employers.
This year the show boasted a breadth of work that was diverse in both form and concept. From Ashfa’s architectural paper pyramids that evoke a world of both the far off future and the distant past, to Heeba’s feminist reinterpretations of the religious iconography of the renaissance, the work on display reflects the range of intellectual, cultural and political perspectives that our uniquely composed community hold.
Whereas the free ice-cream may have been the motivation for the crowd of year 7 and 8 students who flocked the library at 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoon, it was the magic of the artwork on display that informed their conversations in the space and beyond it. For the parents, senior citizens and the students who came to see their own work on display this event was a celebration of the effort, rigour, risk-taking and confidence that was evident in every piece.
Kingsbury High School has a proud history of inspiring and developing successful artists, designers, musicians and performers. Whether our graduates continue with a path into the arts or not, the learning that underpins such great success in these subjects provides our leavers with a skill set that is transferable and applicable in any area of their professional or personal lives, and long may it continue.
The 2017 art exhibition held in the TOLC on Wednesday 28 June showcased a diverse and eclectic range of work from our talented GCSE students, Year 12 and Year 13 A level Art and Btec students as well as AS and A level photography students.
Private viewings were held including our senior citizens who enjoyed seeing the work of the younger generation and how creative methods have evolved over the years.
On Wednesday 17th May, Year 11 students attended a final assembly before their GCSE examinations commenced.
The day started with traditional shirt signings in their forms followed by an emotional assembly in the School Hall. The occasion was filled with a mixture of sentiments as the students were taken through their five years at Kingsbury High School. Students took to the floor to thank their form tutors and then after a musical interlude, they were send-off filled with emotions.
Stage Leader, Mr Das added “At Kingsbury we celebrate this important moment in their lives, confident that they are ready and able to take the next step. I look forward to their future with a great sense of optimism, and wish Year 11 good health, happiness and every success.”
A special thank you to Latalia, Antanaye, Ozioma and Ayomide for their dance performance as well as Anatanaye and Ayomide (singers), Gautam (bass), Fred (guitar) and Atrin (drums) for their Musical performance.
We wish all our Year 11s all the best for their exams and their future.
Watch KRUNCH performance of ‘Uptown Funk’:
On Wednesday 18th May, Year 11 students attended a final assembly before their GCSE examinations commenced.
The occasion was filled with a mixture of emotions as the students were taken through their five years at Kingsbury High School. Students settled into the hall with the traditional shirt signing; they heard from some staff that have had an impact on their time at Kingsbury High; Students took to the floor to thank their form tutors; and then after a musical interlude, they were filled with emotion when they were handed letters wishing them luck for their exams.
Stage Leader, Sandip Das, said “At Kingsbury we celebrate this important moment in their lives, confident that they are ready and able to take the next step. I look forward to their future with a great sense of optimism, and wish Year 11 good health, happiness and every success.”
Thanks to Bruce Viveash for the photography.