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Art Trip to Exotic Pet Refuge

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Students studying Art at GCSE level have recently visited the local Exotic Pet Refuge as part of their Natural Forms coursework project. The Year 10 students took their sketchbooks and cameras in order to capture a range of weird and wonderful animals and reptiles which will inform the ideas they generate for their projects. Having primary photographs as part of their sketchbook gives them more marks, so this was the perfect opportunity to visit a local venue and collect lots of material for the students to work from. Pam, the Refuge’s owner made the day really exciting. She allowed the students to hold a snake in their special reptile hut and get up close to some of the animals so the students could get some fantastic shots. As well as the students being able to collect what they needed, it is great to know we are supporting a local charity who are always in need of donations to look after their spectacular range of exotic pets.

“It was a lovely day, we were able to get up close and personal with the animals. Therefore, we could get high quality primary photographs and observational studies to go into our sketchbooks to develop ideas for our final piece.

Heather Buttery (Year 10)

“Our trip to the Exotic Pet Refuge was a great opportunity to see some amazing animals and take fantastic photographs and do excellent studies. The trip also benefited the refuge as the trip raised money to help the animals”.

Lorna Mellowes (Year 10)

Miss L Maddison
Head of Art

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