World at their feet

Performing Arts students were inspired by a visit to watch a number of shows in London
Performing Arts students were inspired by a visit to watch a number of shows in London

PRIESTLEY students have travelled all over Europe and to America during recent visits organised by the College.

Art foundation students headed to Berlin looking for inspiration for their final major projects and found it in abundance during their four-night stay.

The visit took in various disciplines including fashion, modern art and architecture. There was even a chance to visit the Computer Games Museum.

“We travel to Berlin because of the diversity that is on offer there,” said Tutor Steven Lane. “It was a successful trip because we found new galleries to visit and the city unfolds a bit more each time we visit.”

Sport students made what has become an annual pilgrimage to sunnier climes when they travelled to Club La Santa.

They took part in water sports, track events, cycling and racket sports at the Lanzarote destination.

Language students headed to Paris and experienced the rich heritage of art at Musée d’Orsay, saw the Eiffel Tower at night and visited Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur to see the basilica and local street artists, an area which features in the film ‘Amélie’.

They also went to the Père la Chaise cemetery to see the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf and other famous people including Jim Morrison.

Health and Social Care students went to Disneyland Paris to attend three seminars linked to their studies. The talks covered communication, meeting people’s needs and fundraising at a leading cancer charity.

Sport students headed to La Santa
Sport students headed to La Santa

It wasn’t all work and no play, however, as students also enjoyed Disneyland with one celebrating a birthday while out there.

“One of the best things that came out of it were the new friendships students made with people who are on different courses to themselves,” said Tutor Ruth Eatock.

Performing Arts students have travelled to New York and London in recent weeks.

The 16 who went to London – who are all studying BTEC Performing Arts – saw ‘Wicked’ at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and ‘Woman in Black’ at the Fortune Theatre off Drury Lane.

Sarah Graham, Head of Performing Arts, said: “The students were able to analyse effective performance techniques which they will then aim to incorporate into their own assessed performances of ‘We Will Rock You’ in May and ‘Footloose’ in June.

“It is an aspirational visit which aims to inspire them to become better performers.”

Language students soaked up the beauty and culture of Paris
Language students soaked up the beauty and culture of Paris
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