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Art Workshops: Plaster Figures and Wearable Art

5th July 2016

The Art Department recently ran two all day sculpture workshops for students.  The first workshop was with Year 12 making large plaster figure sculptures inspired by the artist Rebecca Warren’s cartoons and abstract painting. You can see the results of their work above. The second workshop was with Y10s, shown below, making wearable sculptures from…

Reflections on The Village Project 2016

6th June 2016

  The Village Project, which has run each year since 2013, was a great success yet again this term. YR8 students have been preparing for their stay in the village, May 23-27, since before Easter break. The pre-village curriculum included sessions to help build the skills villagers would need to live in their own student-led community….

Electra Performance by Btec Students, May 4-6

21st April 2016

KAS Btec Performing Arts students will perform Sophocles’ play Electra May 4-6th.  This Greek tragedy follows the plight of Electra as she seeks to avenge the death of her father, murdered King Agamemnon. It is an exciting tale, full of twists and drama.  Student actors and actresses have been working diligently to perfect their performance…

News from the Library: Carnegie Medal Shortlist

12th April 2016

This year’s Carnegie Medal Shortlist has been announced and we will be shadowing the prize with Year 8.  The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book award, awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.  All year 8 students at KAS are…

Update From The Village Project 2016

15th February 2016

The Village Project 2016 Launches The Village Team has been busy making preparations for The Village Project 2016, which take place May 23rd-27th. This year’s village core team includes Stephen, Claire, Rod, Adam, Marc, Juliette, Emma, Fiona and Sheila. Last week, we introduced the project to YR8 parents at an information meeting. This week in…

Old Alfredian Named 2015 Turner Prize Winner

17th December 2015

The King Alfred School was proud to see Old Alfredian Anthony Meacock in the news as one of the winners of the 2015 Turner Prize. Anthony is a founding member of Assemble, a collective of artists, designers and architects who won this year’s prestigious Turner Prize. Created six years ago, Assemble is a London-based group that “designs,…

KAS Pre U Student Achieves Highest National Grade, Lens Based Media

11th December 2015

When I am not and none beside— Nor earth nor sea nor cloudless sky— But only spirit wandering wide Through infinite immensity. – Emily Bronte, I Am Happiest When Most Away We were thrilled to hear that KAS Photography student Milla achieved the highest mark nationally on the Cambridge Pre U Photography and Lens Based Media…

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