As part of the new BTEC Art Specification Year 9,10 and 11 pupils went on a trip to the Liverpool Carnival Company. Escorted by Miss Thompson and Mrs McCaughley pupils interviewed Maeve Morris founder of the Liverpool Samba School. Pupils are exploring the theme of Carnival and so far have produced portfolio research sheets on carnivals all over the world like Rio, Notting Hill in London and Brazilica in Liverpool. The pupils found out firsthand the logistics behind making the outfits and floats and also discovered the history of Samba.
The experience provided an insight into their theme which will enable them to create individual and inspiring mask designs.