Treviglas’ fantastical beasts delight at Newquay carnival

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Colourful 3D willow sculptures were, once again, the order of the day, as Treviglas students joined Newquay’s carnival on Saturday. The structures, including a magnificent peacock, a frog, a rat and several other fantastic animals, were borne through the streets by the Year 8 student artists who had made them. Working with art teacher, Mrs. Charlotte Laity, the students had participated in a gifted and talented artists workshop at the college, and had firstly designed the pieces, then collaborated in small groups to build and decorate them. Mrs. Laity commented, “I have been so impressed by the students’ enthusiasm, not only for the making, but the thought of parading in the carnival.’

Mrs Emma Gilbert, community liaison at the college, who accompanied the students in the parade added, “It was lovely to see so many students involved, clearly enjoying the parade, celebrating their work and the attention they received! It’s a wonderful community event, and we were delighted to once again be part of it.”

Lucy, one of the artists, commented, “I really enjoyed making the peacock, and felt proud that so many people told us how much they liked it. We won a trophy too, which was brilliant!”

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