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for The Creators’ Room scholarship worth $3000. An exhibition of their work will be held next year in Christchurch. We look forward to hearing the results early next year. In conclusion, I want to congratulate Fergus Laing on winning the Penlington Cup for 2020. This cup is awarded to the student that displays consistent effort throughout his time in the Art Department. Art is generally a time-consuming subject that requires perseverance and discipline to rise to the top. Fergus is a worthy recipient of this award, as he has been very organised and thorough in his application throughout his time at College. Congratulations everyone and we wish our leaving students all the very best for the future.

Rory Doull Year 12

Darryn George HoD Art

CLASSICAL STUDIES No one could have predicted what the year 2020 would bring. I am in awe of the students' perseverance and dedication to Classical Studies this year, despite major disruptions. Over the summer break I reviewed all the courses at levels 2 and 3, ensuring the tasks and summative assessments are accessible and achievable for all students. Some students decided to choose alternative ways of presenting their internals, such as presentations and visual artworks. This worked brilliantly for students who find writing down their ideas difficult. It was important to be able to alter the course and assessment to suit all learning needs. Covid-19 changed the way Classical Studies was taught this year, relying heavily on digital communication and online resources. This has ultimately changed how Classical Studies will be taught in the future. The course outlines will be available on the Classical Studies curriculum page on Schoolbox in 2021.

The Year 13 boys produced high quality work in the different art disciplines. Ethan Manera submitted a portfolio that was very contemporary in feel. There was a quietness in the work that was beautiful and compelling. Oscar Nott likewise produced a strong portfolio that combined a range of artist role models in an original way, blurring the line between abstraction and figuration. In Design, Will Sleigh’s work was packed with rich ideas and was beautifully resolved in the final designs. Painting also had a productive year, with Will Sleigh producing a stunning portfolio that looked into “what goes on within

a person’s thoughts”. This work contained great detail in observation of forms. John Wong’s abstract portfolio was highly inventive and made excellent use of a range of materials. Fergus Laing made multi- layered compositions that looked at environmental issues in a very intelligent way. All of our senior students are to be commended for their excellent application this year. In terms of achievements outside of the classroom, four College boys – Oli Aikawa, Jake Abbiss, Reis Azlan and Oscar Nott – have been successful in making it through to round two,


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