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10th June 2019

GCSE and A Level Art students selected for National Exhibition!

Many thanks to Mr Anastasi, Head of the Art Department, for this report:

This year the Royal Academy launched the first Young Artists’ Summer Show for students from primary and secondary level following the huge success of the A level online summer exhibition.

I am delighted to inform you that from over 6,200 submissions, the work from 3 of our students from year 11 and 1 from year 13 were shortlisted by a judging panel of established artists and professionals. The selection includes 2 pieces by Jenna Wang, 4 from Nicole Di including the incredible Lion piece, 1 from Ravi Myanger and 1 from Salyme Gunsaya in year 13.

Even more exciting is that an outstanding painting by Jenna Wang entitled ‘My Sister’ and Nicole’s piece ‘Hannah’ were selected and are now open for viewing on the RA Young Artists’ exhibition website.

Whilst we are extremely pleased with this news, we have also found out that Ravi’s awesome pencil study ‘Solve the Earth’ and Nicole’s painting ‘Edie’ is also viewable in the online gallery until December however these two pieces will also be on display for public viewing at the Royal Academy from 13th July – 4th August 2019 to coincide with the RA Summer Exhibition.

This is an incredible achievement for the students and we are so very proud of them.

Year 9 students visit WW1 battlefields

Many thanks to Mr Latham for this report:

On the weekend of Friday the 7th June the History department took 90 Year 9 students to the battlefields of World War One. The trip included a visit to Tyne Cot, the largest British military cemetery in the world, a walk across the battlefield of the Somme as well as a visit to the brilliant Museum of Passchendaele. Another highlight was attending the nightly ceremony under the Menin Gate where Teddy, Kirit and George represented Owenians of past and present by laying a wreath to mark our remembrance of those who lost their lives. A particularly emotional moment was when the group visited Thiepval where we read out the names of those Owenians who feature on this memorial to the missing.

The whole group were an absolute delight to take on the trip and many passers-by and locals commented on how polite and mature they all were. We were extremely impressed by how much our students connected with the trip and both our tour guides commented on how insightful their questions and comments were. We hope that the trip broadened their horizons and afforded them an invaluable opportunity to connect with and learn from the past.

DAOS Golf Society v The Brewers!

Six of our most promising KS3 golfers played a match with the Worshipful Company of Brewers at Denham Golf Club in glorious sunshine last week. The game was played in a great spirit with some fantastic golf being played by those involved, emphasising the depth of golfing talent starting to develop at Owen’s.

The team comprised Alfie Reynolds, Brendan Brunton, Maisie O’Shea, Jonathan Boscott, Tom Ranger and Alistair Clews, who would all like to thank Tom Morkill and Des O’Flanagan from the Livery Company, as well as Mr Fry for their support and good company on the day.

If any students or parents would like to discuss golfing opportunities at the school, they should contact Mr Meekin.