The recently held GSAL Refugee Week Competition received a number of excellent student entries, all of which are shared below. The brief was to produce a piece of art/photography OR flash fiction/poem (max. word count 1,000) on the theme ‘healing’. The winning entries were: Dorothy (Year 7), Angus (Year 8 - art), Harry (Year 8 … Continue reading Refugee Week Competition 2022
Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?
Oliver - Year 12 Student Editor’s note: Year 12 student Oliver writes here in response to the thought-provoking Art History essay title set for the New College of the Humanities essay competition, 2021. ‘Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?’ – what are your thoughts on this controversial issue? CPD Touring the British Museum is … Continue reading Should the West return cultural artefacts to their former colonial territories?
Student Art Gallery: Sarika
Sarika - Year 8 Student Editor's note: I caught up with passionate Year 8 artist Sarika and asked them about some of their recent work. Sarika told me, ‘I go to art lessons outside school; I learnt a few skills there, but also learnt some myself at home and out of school. Art is something … Continue reading Student Art Gallery: Sarika
Vidya - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor's Note: Former GSAL student Vidya has just finished her Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course at Leeds Arts University; she has now secured a place at the world-renowned art and design college Central Saint Martin's in London. SJK https://youtu.be/YpfsKJDxReE As Vidya writes for the Leeds Arts University … Continue reading Sun Salutation
Aadarsh - GSAL Alumnus (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Aadarsh (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during his time at GSAL. This fascinating essay and accompanying photographs were originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD You can view Aadarsh's photographs in Salutaris 2019 … Continue reading Analogue Photography
‘Hope’ by George Frederic Watts
Eloise - Year 12 Student Author's Note: I decided to enter the Write on Art competition as it was like nothing I had ever done before and, after attending a school talk on Art History a couple of months prior by Griselda Pollock, I decided to give it a go. Then was the task of … Continue reading ‘Hope’ by George Frederic Watts
A Zero Carbon School
Grace - Year 10 Student The following is my submission to the Hope for the Future Competition, a competition which challenges students to produce exciting pieces of artwork representing a climate emergency for a chance to showcase their work in UK Parliament. I also entered this artwork of the school into the Art of a … Continue reading A Zero Carbon School
Avital - Year 11 Student Editor's Note: This fantastic piece of artwork has previously been shared across various GSAL media platforms, but is fully deserving of a place in The GSAL Journal. With us all spending much more time at home, many of us are taking the opportunity to learn new skills or revisit old … Continue reading Leonardo
Dia de los Muertos
Angel - Year 8 Student Editor's Note: This excellent video was made by Angel in Year 8 for her Spanish 'Day of the Dead' project, going over and above the time and effort requested of her. Time is limited in IGCSE Spanish to cover all of the traditions topics, so pupils are introduced to ideas … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos
A Magical Journey: Creativity in Spanish
Claire Zhou - Year 8 Student Editor’s Note: On European Day of Languages in September 2019, The Association for Language Learning ran a competition in which pupils had to write a piece on the topic of ‘A Magical Journey’. Entries were chosen from a large pool in Year 8-11 and GSAL received a commendation from the judges on the … Continue reading A Magical Journey: Creativity in Spanish