Years 3 and 4 investigate the fashion and art of the 1960s.
Prep School students are getting a firmer grasp on what it must have been like to live and work 50 years ago as they move deeper into their Creative Curriculum topic on ‘Cool Britannia’.
Earlier in the term, they swapped their school uniform for neon-bright legwarmers and rara skirts and learnt some key dance moves from the 1960s through to the 1990s.
This week, they took another step back in time to take a look at the art and fashion that defined the Sixties, a decade characterised by baby doll dresses and psychedelic colours.
Miss Marum played news footage from the era and gave the girls books and sources of information. Working in groups, their task was to summarise their key findings on mind maps, ready to transfer to a poster. Over in Mrs Macleod’s room, students learnt about Twiggy, a teenage model and fashion icon in the Swinging Sixties, before designing their own clothes for paper ‘Twiggy dolls’.
Mrs Olejnik, meanwhile, introduced girls to the work of Bridget Riley, an English abstract painter who was part of a movement in the 1960s concentrating on geometric patterns and shapes. After studying some of her striking black and white paintings, students had the opportunity to replicate this style of art by creating their own patterns and shapes with black card on white paper.