Students Plan Mosaic to Celebrate Chiswick School
On Thursday 29th March, Paul Siggins, an award winning and renowned British mosaic artist based in Essex, visited the school to teach and work with a handful of lucky school council members. The project is to plan a mosaic to celebrate Chiswick's new academy status. Two weeks before hand, at the whole school council meeting, students were told by Mr Ryan how the school had set aside some money and time for a few council members to design and build a mosaic to celebrate the school. It was down to them to design every single aspect; where they wanted it; did they want one large one? Two smaller ones? On the day of Paul’s visit, the lucky students came together in the conference room to meet Paul and firstly view some of his work, in order to possibly gain some inspiration. Paul has worked with a number of highprofile names and is currently set working on a mosaic for the Olympics. Some of is works can be seen in homes, city centres, football stadiums and even Southend pier! After a spurt of inspiration, students decided on eight possible areas of school life that they wanted to incorporate into the mosaic and drew a small drawing for each area. The areas included the history of our school, the arts and the area. After that, everybody shared their ideas before splitting into groups to work on one larger picture for their given area. After lunch, the last stage of the day was to design the mosaic as a whole by yourself on an A3 piece of paper, incorporating the different aspects that were earlier decided on. Paul will look at every single design when he returns and then finalize the final design with the group. Nikoleta Gashi said ‘it was a privilege to work with Paul’ and Quincey Price said ‘I can’t wait to see the final design’.